It is the most celebrated holiday by Americans: the National Independence Day. The country stops and families and friends gather in a festive atmosphere, dressed in red, white and blue, the colours of the Star-Spangled Banner, in an incredible feeling of patriotism.
It was on July 4, 1776 that the Thirteen Colonies declared their independence from the British Empire. The celebrations follow one after another, year after year, throughout the country. In the capital, Washington DC, the Declaration of Independence is read and there are parades and celebrations, but it is in New York that the party takes the largest proportions. The famous Macy's Firework is an unforgettable sight where you can watch one of the largest fireworks. New York is a city that everyone should visit at least once in life and the celebration of this holiday is a perfect time to do it.
There are political speeches and ceremonies to celebrate the history, government and traditions of the United States of America. But there is also party, lots of party. In addition to the magnificent fireworks, there are parades, fairs, picnics, concerts and baseball games. You can spend the day in the city celebrations, take a cruise, jump from one event to another and enjoy the atmosphere on the streets. The atmosphere is of true joy and pride and there is no better time to experience the American patriotism. And if you really want to get into the spirit, be sure to take part in this curious tradition: the Coney Island Challenge, which rewards anyone who can eat the biggest amount of hot dogs.
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