Fourth July/ Independence Day The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is a bank holiday in the USA. As its name indicates, this holiday is an annual event which is celebrated on the 4 July and it commemorates the day that the USA claimed its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and democracy was born. Independence day was declared on 4 July 1776 and it continues to be an important event on the USA calendar to this day. Today, Americans celebrate this national holiday which reminds them of their freedom and independence, with barbecues, fireworks, parades, carnivals, concerts, political speeches and family gatherings. It is not only a day to remember the Declaration of Independence but also a celebration of US culture, history and traditions. Some of the most important fireworks displays are held in New York on East River and Chicago on Lake Michigan. Experience the American Dream and book cheap flights to New York with eDreams. Fourth of July Calendar 4 July 2014 : Friday 4 July 2015 : Saturday 4 July 2016 : Monday 4 July 2017 : Tuesday 4 July 2018 : Wednesday New York Travel Guide Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.