One of our favorite days of the year is almost here! With Independence Day in the United States just a few days away, we couldn't keep this secret to ourselves any longer: we've prepared a TEN DAYS INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL SALE!
Now that we've shouted it at the top of our lungs, let's dig a little deeper. When is Independence Day celebrated? When did Independence Day begin to be celebrated in the United States? Why? How has it evolved to the present day? Read on, we'll tell you ALL about it.
We all know the 4th of July, there is even a famous American movie called "Independence Day" that refers to this important date, but do you really know why Independence Day is celebrated in the United States?
The 4th of July is a great American celebration. It is a national holiday commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. A crucial document that served the country to formally proclaim itself separate from the British Empire. On this day a multitude of events are held as a tribute and always with the flag flying high.
For U.S. citizens, the 4th of July is a very important day when we all, to a greater or lesser extent, celebrate our sense of pride for our country.
Since 1941, the 4th of July has been recognized as a national holiday, making it a day of rest and celebration for all U.S. citizens. It is worth mentioning that if the 4th of July falls on a Saturday, the working holiday becomes effective on Friday. On the other hand, if this date falls on a Sunday, the holiday becomes Monday.
Currently, depending on each area of the United States, the holiday is celebrated in one way or another. However, in all celebrations there are common elements, such as the most patriotic parades. But also festivals: the week of July 4th is filled with festivals of all kinds, music, exhibitions and even food, the important thing is to go out and celebrate on the streets. Summer is the season of music festivals par excellence and in the United States you can find concerts during these dates for sure. One of the most popular concerts during this time is the "A Capitol Fourth" in Washington D.C. which features performances by some of the country's best-known and award-winning musical artists such as the National Symphony Orchestra.
A very popular contest held every year on the 4th of July is the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY. It's a contest to eat as many hot dogs as you can in 10 minutes. This event that began more than 100 years ago attracts about 3,000 spectators each year and is televised.
The key to 4th of July celebrations is the American flag. The streets and houses are filled with red, white and blue, people dress up in costumes or make their own outfits to go out dressed in these colors and celebrate Independence Day as it deserves. A lot of fun!
Between parades, contests and fireworks another very typical tradition in the United States is to gather the family and have a barbecue. And for dessert a 4th of July tradition is to make your own ice cream!
This 4th of July, in addition to all these celebrations, we want to have a nice detail with you and your family, so from the 4th to the 14th of July, for 10 great days you can enjoy our SPECIAL SALE up to 20% on our best-selling products!
Stay tuned and happy Independence Day!