Independence Day Traditions

This weekend Americans across the country will be celebrating the independence of the United States of America. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, officially making this country independent of Great Britain.

Citizens of the United States celebrate this day in many ways.

Red, White, and Blue
The red, white, and blue colors can be seen on houses and in the streets. These three colors are most easily recognized on the nation's flag. Also known as the "Star-Spangled Banner," the flag of the United States is one of the most popular symbols of freedom and patriotism.

Many cities throughout the United States hold parades, simple to extravagant, down the main street in the city. Parades are known for colorful balloons, animated floats, classic cars, and marching bands. Children and adults alike usually line the main street on the morning of the 4th to participate in this old-fashioned tradition. The Grand Parade in Provo will take place along University Avenue at 9 a.m. on Monday morning.

What better way to spend the all-American holiday than to play (or watch) the all-American sport of baseball? Many people enjoy getting together after the parade to play a quick game of baseball before eating a well-prepared barbecue.

What is a good holiday without good food? One of the most fulfilling traditions on the 4th of July is an outdoor barbecue, complete with barbecued meat, corn on the cob, potato salad, watermelon, and ice cream.

Whether private, public, or (in many cases) both, fireworks mark the culmination of a well-celebrated Independence Day. Many children enjoy running around with sparklers while their parents light small fireworks in the streets. However, the scene to catch is the professional firework display hosted at parks and stadiums throughout the country. One of the most popular firework shows in the state of Utah, the Stadium of Fire at LaVell Edwards Stadium, will occur tomorrow evening, July 2.

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