The 4th of July is one of the most cherished holidays in the U.S., a time to celebrate the country's history, light fireworks, roll out the barbecue, eat great food and relax with family and friends, because it's Independence Day in the United States (also known as "The Fourth of July, The Glorious Fourth, and The Fourth").
"During the American Revolution, legal separation of American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail," Wikipedia.