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July 4, 2015 – INDEPENDENCE DAY – NATIONAL SPARERIBS DAY – NATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC DAY – NATIONAL CAESAR SALAD DAY – NATIONAL HILLBILLY DAY – NATIONAL HOP-A-PARK DAY

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Independence Day (USA) - July 4

Independence Day (USA) – July 4

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Each year on July 4, The United States celebrates INDEPENDENCE DAY.

This day is a federal holiday which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Political speeches and ceremonies along with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, baseball games, class reunions and family reunions take place all across the country celebrating our independence.

  • July 4, 1777 – The First Anniversary – Bristol, Rhode Island, fired thirteen gunshots in salute: once at morning and once again at evening.  Philadelphia hosted an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks.   Ships were decorated with red, white and blue bunting.
  • July 4, 1778 – General George Washington gave his soldiers a double ration of rum and an artillery salute.  On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin hosted a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.
  • July 4, 1779 – The holiday fell on a Sunday so the celebrations were held on Monday, July 5.
  • July 4, 1781 – The Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration.
  • July 4, 1783 – Moravians in Salem, North Carolina held a celebration with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter.  The work was titled “The Psalm of Joy”.
  • July 4, 1791 – The first recorded use of the name “Independence Day” occurred.
  • July 4, 1820 – The first Fourth of July celebration in Eastport Maine was held and it remains the largest in the state.
  • July 4, 1870 – The United States Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.
  • July 4, 1938 – The United States Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.

Along with the fireworks, there are songs associated with the Fourth of July holiday, some of which include: our National Anthem – “The Star Spangled Banner”,  “God Bless America”,  “America the Beautiful”, “My Country, Tis of Thee”, “This Land Is Your Land”, “Stars and Stripes Forever”,  “God Bless the U.S.A.”, “Yankee Doodle” and “Dixie”.

  • *At noon, a “Salute to the Union” is fired, each Independence Day, by any capable military base.  This  is a salute of one gun for each state in the United States.  *
  •  In 2009, New York City hosted the largest fireworks display in the country. *
  • Held since 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States. *

 

NationalDayCalendar.com wishes you and your family a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!

 

National Barbecued Spareribs Day - July 4

National Barbecued Spareribs Day – July 4

NATIONAL BARBECUED SPARERIBS DAY

Get the charcoals ready as we observe National Barbecued Spareribs Day across the nation annually on July 4th.

                         

 

 

 

National Country Music Day - July 4

National Country Music Day – July 4

NATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC DAY

National Country Music Day is celebrated July 4th of each year. National Country Music Day dates back to the 1950′s when the Country Music Deejay Association commemorated Jimmie Rodgers and country music.

James Charles Rodgers (September 8, 1897 – May 26, 1933), also known as Jimmie Rodgers, was an American country singer in the early 20th century best known for his rhythmic yodeling skills. Rodgers is known as one of the first country music superstars and pioneers.  He was also known as The Singing Brakeman, The Blue Yodeler, and The Father of Country Music.

National Country Music Day is an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

National Caesar Salad Day - July 4

National Caesar Salad Day – July 4

NATIONAL CAESAR SALAD DAY

A delicious food holiday, National Caesar Salad Day,  is celebrated on July 4th of each year.

                                          

 

 

 

National Hillbilly Day - July 4

National Hillbilly Day – July 4

NATIONAL HILLBILLY DAY

National Hillbilly Day is observed each year on July 4.

 

 

 

 

Hop-a-Park Day - First Saturday in July

Hop-a-Park Day – First Saturday in July

HOP-A-PARK DAY

A day for rest and relaxation is waiting for you as you take part in Hop-a-park Day which is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in July.  On this day, it is suggested that you visit the different parks in your area.

DATES
July 5, 2014
July 4, 2015
July 2, 2016
July 1, 2017
July 7, 2018

 

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2 Responses to “July 4, 2015 – INDEPENDENCE DAY – NATIONAL SPARERIBS DAY – NATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC DAY – NATIONAL CAESAR SALAD DAY – NATIONAL HILLBILLY DAY – NATIONAL HOP-A-PARK DAY”

  1. drext727 July 4, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    Reblogged this on David R. Taylor-Thoughts on Texas Education.

  2. Susan Borton July 3, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    I like spareribs but not country music!

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