Here comes Fourth of July. Americans are all set to celebrate the 235th Independence Day with the usual zeal and, of course, cracking the fireworks.
The Fourth of July, or the day when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, is celebrated with fireworks and parades. Many of these traditions to celebrate the Fourth of July began in 1777, the first anniversary of the Declaration's adoption.
The day is also a federal holiday in the U.S. commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
Have a look at the amazing pictures of the Fourth of July fireworks celebrations of the past decade.
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Fireworks light up Manhattan during Independence Day celebrations in New York, as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey, July 4, 2006. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
The very popular story that the first America flag was made by the famous seamstress, Betsy Rose is also a myth circulated by her descendents. Reuters.
A boy watches fireworks during holiday celebrations held on the eve of Fourth of July at Atlantic Beach, New York July 3, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
Fireworks celebrating Independence Day light up Citi Field after the New York Mets played the Cincinnati Reds in their MLB National League baseball game in New York July 5, 2010. Reuters.
Boys watch the fireworks show at George Clausen's 4th of July party in Freedom, New Hampshire July 1, 2011. Clausen feels that Republicans are likely to be pragmatic in the 2012 election, setting aside ideological purity and rallying around the candidate who is seen as having the best chance to beat President Barack Obama on the issues. Voters in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary will be the first to cast ballots in the upcoming U.S. presidential race. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Fireworks burst over New York Harbor and the skyline of lower Manhattan in commemeration of Independence Day, July 4th. The fireworks were the culmination of a day-long harbor celebration that included a Parade of Sail with over 150 tall ships. REUTERS/Brad Rickerby