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. There are plenty of official fireworks events around the Richmond area, but if you choose to stay home or keep your celebrations small and low key 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.