Each year on the 4th of July, Americans join together to mark the birth of our sovereign nation. Star-spangled celebrations take place in remembrance of those who sacrificed to ensure our freedom and to commemorate our country's independence. Everywhere you turn, individuals adorn themselves in red, white and blue and joyously spend the day with friends and loved ones, enjoying picnics, parades and fireworks!
Learn more about the history of the American Independence Day celebration on history.com.
Do you have holiday plans or special traditions? Check out USA.gov for facts, safety tips, fireworks laws and much more! Whatever you do, don't forget the food! Here are a few patriotic food ideas courtesy of Martha Stewart that are sure to be the hit of any BBQ!