Do you know which country was the first to recognize the United States as an independent country? (Scroll down for answer)
The Fourth of July celebrates the United States of America’s birthday and the ratification of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. American colonists first celebrated the Fourth of July in 1777, commemorating the one year anniversary of the Declaration’s adoption with fireworks and bonfires. The celebration became broadly popular following the War of 1812, and Congress ultimately made the day an official government holiday in 1870. Today, Americans typically celebrate the Fourth of July with parades, firework displays, and family gatherings.
You can read the Declaration of Independence and discover more about this important American holiday here: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Independence-Day.shtml
How will you celebrate the holiday in Germany?
(Morocco was the first country to recognize the U.S.’s independence from Great Britain.)