The Fourth of July marks the date of the annual celebration of the American Independence Day. For every American, Independence Day is a day when it is important to think about what the founding fathers of our nation sacrificed so that we could have the freedoms that we enjoy every day, often without thinking about what they really mean. As an American, Independence Day is a chance to contemplate where the country is coming from as well as where it is going, and this lively day is not without its serious side. However, the primary feeling surrounding this holiday is a positive and celebratory one.
In the US, Independence Day is a festive and joyful occasion. For many people, the mention of American Independence Day calls to mind images of fun and celebration like fireworks and parties. Indeed, firework displays are a traditional part of American Independence Day celebrations, and many towns all over the country have lavish fireworks extravaganzas to mark the arrival of US Independence Day. It is difficult to say why exactly fireworks are such an important part of this special and patriotic summer holiday. However this tradition started, though, it is difficult to argue with the fact that it provides a lot of excitement for everybody. Once you have witnessed an astounding and thrilling fireworks display that celebrates the birth of America and the enduring freedoms that citizens of the United States enjoy, you are almost certain to agree that fireworks fit quite well with the festive and enthusiastic atmosphere that this holiday creates.
The Fourth of July is a great occasion for an outdoor party, especially if you live in a place where you can see one of the nation's many firework displays from your backyard, or from a nearby location. A great party usually has good music, tasty refreshments, a group of people who enjoy each other's company and like spending time together. A great Independence Day party has all of these things and more, as the added trappings of the holiday can make for a truly great and unique party that will stay in the minds and hearts of your guests for years to come. If you can, try to include a group trip to see a fireworks display in your roster of party activities. Seeing the fireworks together can help get everybody in a festive mood, and will help the party feel special.
Once you all return from the fireworks, watching an Independence Day film can be a great way to let the evening wind down. Screening an Independence Day film at home amongst friends can provide a relaxing and satisfying cap to your evening of fun. There are plenty of films with fitting themes for this holiday. Any film that contains images that celebrate the glory of the American spirit is a suitable choice. Perhaps the best films that you can make a part of your Fourth of July celebration are the ones that include the story of the founding fathers. Films that take place during the Revolutionary War era are a great choice for a Fourth of July party, as they will help everybody at your gathering remember the cost that the freedoms we enjoy today had for our ancestors who built this great nation.