Happy Independence Day!!

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Today, the USA are celebrating their National Day, better known as Independence Day; but more commonly known as 4th of July; it commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. And since it is a federal holiday, all non-essential federal institutions are closed today.



History

The legal separation of the 13 colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Continental Congress voted to approve the resolution of Independence. Thereafter, the Congress debated and revised the wording of the official  statement explaining this decision, known as the Declaration of Independence, and finally  signed and approved it two days later on July 4.
Though the legal basis for suretyship of the United States first came into being on June 21, 1788  with the ratification of the,  today still valid, Constitution of the United States,  the Fourth of July (1776) is declared as the date the United Stated were founded.




Today

Independence Day is commonly marked by patriotic displays and often take place outdoors, like many other summer-themed events.  Decorations like balloons, garlands and even clothing are generally colored red, white, and blue; the colors of the American flag.
Parades are often held in the morning, while fireworks displays occur in the evening at common places like parks, bay areas or town squares.

Many families celebrate by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue and taking advantage of the day off or even better a long weekend ahead to gather with relatives for a family reunion. The first week of July is typically one of the busiest American travel periods of the year, as many people utilize the holiday for extended vacation trips, according to PR Newswire.

Independence day is also associated with concerts, baseball games, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Many politicians will appear at public events to praise the nation's heritage, laws, history, society, and people.




Art Features

Happy 4th of July by DraconicArmagon Liberty by Elias-Chatzoudis Independence by Ameryln July- Say Uncle by Neemeister :thumb124023446: :thumb180870485:
captain america happy JULY 4TH by jiuge god bless america print by jiuge  :thumb213668893:   Lady Liberty 2 by 14-bis Uncle Sam says you by SkippyWoodFood 9-11-Remember by JWFisher
Independence Day by Balddog4 Uncle Sam is watching you. by Wanghammer88 Independence Day in DC by aponom Red White and Blue by WDWParksGal Lady Liberty 2013 by poserfan :thumb312123510: The Declaration by sthursby Declaration of Independence by NxakoNecv 1776 by ScarredWolfphoto

Artisan Crafts

Independence Day by roger5443 Independence Day Cake by Evergreen-Willow 4th Of July by ixi9003
4th Of July Cupcakes by BakedWithLove Cupcakes! by MogieG123
:thumb57168812: Independence by PaganFireSnake 4th of July Earrings by SwiggyAkane  Spirit of My Homeland by TeaPhotography U.S. Capitol building Made wilth dollar bills by orudorumagi11


Vintage Stock Postcards

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Stock

Miss Independence 001 by poserfan-stock Miss Independence 002 by poserfan-stock Miss Independence 003 by poserfan-stock Statue of Liberty 001 by poserfan-stock :thumb311117568: :thumb311116122:
July 4th Kit by poserfan-stock   White House by poserfan-stock :thumb311114520: :thumb311114442: :thumb311115921:
Memorial Day Jewel Egg by poserfan-stock Old Grave of American Soldier by DamselStock Canfield Firework in Pink by WDWParksGal Canfield Fairgrounds Fireworks by WDWParksGal

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BnspyrdProfessional General Artist
Thankyou so much for including my vintage images in your amazing feature. :salute:
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You're welcome! :D
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MogieG123Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for featuring one of my photos.  Very nice write-up.  :-)
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You're welcome and thank you! Am. flag emoticon
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anironbutterflyHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Jen! :D
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Welcome Kat! :D
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Very interesting, thanks for sharing:iconamericanflagplz:
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My pleasure! :D
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