Google Doodle Celebrates Fourth of July 2022 : Happy Independence day, USA! On July 4
Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches, and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.
• In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired in salute, once at morning and once again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. An article in the July 18, 1777 issue of The Virginia Gazette noted a celebration in Philadelphia in a manner a modern American would find familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships in port were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.
• In 1778, from his headquarters at Ross Hall, near New Brunswick, New Jersey, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute (feu de joie). Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.
• American children of many ethnic backgrounds celebrate noisily in 1902 Puck cartoon
• In 1779, July 4 fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday, July 5.
• In 1781, the Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration.
• In 1783, Salem, North Carolina, held a celebration with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter entitled The Psalm of Joy. The town claims it to be the first public July 4 event, as it was carefully documented by the Moravian Church, and there are no government records of any earlier celebrations.
• In 1870, the U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.
• In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.
Google Doodle Celebrates Fourth of July 2022 :
The United States of America wishes you a happy Fourth of July! The Declaration of Independence was ratified by the delegates of the 13 colonies on July 4, 1776, ending British control in the United States.
Some traditional Fourth of July pleasures include watching fireworks, going to baseball games, and hoisting the tri-color flag in the air. However, a backyard BBQ, such as the one seen in today’s artwork, seems to be a timeless classic.
In the early nineteenth century, southerners celebrated the anniversary of their country’s independence with public festivals and meals, which is when the first American barbecues were held. Barbecues, which made it possible to prepare a big quantity of food at the same time, became popular during outdoor parties, when local farmers and community members generously donated meat. Many Southern African Americans brought their cherished barbecue recipes with them when they relocated to the north in the twentieth century. Barbecue restaurants quickly proliferated across the United States, each with a distinct regional flavor.
To commemorate the birth of our nation’s independence, tens of millions of Americans will gather with friends and family to cook out on the Fourth of July.
Happy birthday, America!