How I love the 4th of July! Independence Day, the day we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence back on July 4, 1776. When the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation. The United States of America was no longer part of the British Empire.
We celebrate with parades, flag waving, cookouts, picnics, games and FIREWORKS! You might want to include this patriotic, I SPY 4th of JULY free printable. Use it during your holiday celebration while waiting for the evening fireworks display.
4th of July Fireworks
And those fireworks displays! Bright, colorful, loud and so exciting especially with the patriotic music playing as the rockets boom overhead. Do you head to the huge displays put on in big cities or prefer walking right in town to your local show? We usually watch them as we sit in our high school bleachers.
For years I have wanted to get photographs of fireworks that were better than so-so. I always thought it was difficult so I just settled for the mediocre shots I snapped with my cell phone or somewhat better pics with my digital camera.
Then I learned how to get awesome fireworks photos and it is much easier than I imagined. You can do it too. Find out how in this post titled, How to Capture Great Fireworks Photos.
4th of July Food
In between the morning parades and the evening fireworks, families often celebrate Independence Day by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue. Try these hometown USA favorites. Click links below for the recipes.
- Brownie Trifle
- Sloppy Joes
- Hazel’s Potato Salad
- Old Fashioned Baked Beans
- Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese
I Spy 4th of July
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