Great Ways to Celebrate Independence Day
July 4th has been a favorite American holiday since 1776. It is the day set aside to celebrate the legal founding of the United States of America. According to historians, the first 4th of July was celebrated with bell ringing, gun salutes and of course, fireworks, which remain a touted tradition!
John Adams, the second US president, wanted to make sure Independence Day was made an American tradition. He wrote to his wife in a letter stating, “I believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.”
Below is a list of great activities to celebrate Independence Day!
A great way to celebrate July 4th is to plant a garden. You can find colorful flowers, plants and herbs at your local greenhouse or home improvement store. Gardening is a great way to get your family involved and to take advantage of the freedom to grow your own food in America.
Go purchase a chalk art kit at your local department store and create a masterpiece in your driveway or sidewalk. You can decorate the concrete or asphalt with designs, words and art to celebrate! This is a great activity for kids to be creative.
(Note: Be sure to check the temperature of the concrete or asphalt before allowing children to play on it, as it can be hot and cause burns. It is best to do this activity in the cool of the day or early evening.)
Taking a walk in the sunshine, enjoying a nature hike or visiting a local park are great ways to take advantage of your July 4th holiday. If you don’t want to go far, simply enjoy the day in your very own backyard!
Discover Local History
America has many historic sites and places you can visit. You can search the internet for local historical sites and discover the history around you. You may be surprised to find out the story behind the place you live or the famous people who may have lived there too!
No matter how you celebrate Independence Day, remember that the best life is a natural life and we here at Hope, healing, happy co are here to help!