July 4th, Independence Day is a legal holiday in the United. States. Schools, banks, post offices, legal offices and stores are closed. On this day we celebrate the founding of the United States. It is a patriotic holiday.
Traditionally, there are ceremonies, parades, concerts block parties and fireworks at night, people don “patriotic” red, white and blue t-shirts, and display American flags. Even while most official fireworks are cancelled, there are plenty of festive activities you can engage in:
- sing patriotic songs. on the porch-post on your neighborhood list serve and practice social distancing.
- display the American flag
- listen to the Boston Pops playing John Phillips Souza’s “ Stars and Stripes Forever” and march around the block,
- have an in-person or a virtual cook out with family and friends
- read the Declaration of Independence aloud each person reading a line
- food:cook out, hot dogs, burgers, potato salad with all the fixings, ice cream for dessert, then sparklers at dark
- decorate with colors of the American flag – red, white and blue
- be sure to get funky, why not hold a red, white and blue pet parade around the block in the late afternoon?
Related post: Independence Day Festivities in the Richmond area.
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