I saw this on FamilySearch today – Why Do We Celebrate the 4th of July?: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/why-do-we-celebrate-4th-of-july/. Longer article, but here’s a brief synopsis. Much longer article, but I included the topic titles below.
June 28, 2021 by Amie Tennant
Fireworks, barbecues, and parades are just a few of the traditional 4th of July events most people think of when they are asked, “What is the 4th of July?” But do you know why we celebrate the 4th of July? From the first celebration of the new nation’s freedom to how we celebrate the 4th of July today, there is a lot to cover.
What Is the 4th of July?
What Did the First 4th of July Celebration Look Like?
Where Do 4th of July Traditions Come From?
How Is the 4th of July Celebrated Today?