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The 4th of July is an important day in American calendars. Lots of preparation, lots of anticipation, but what is the fuss all about? How come there is so much bustle and hustle for one day at the beginning of the hottest month, July? Let’s glimpse into the past!
What is Independence Day USA?
241 years ago, namely in 1776, on July 4th, the American people gained their independence from British rule, signing a Declaration of Independence. Thirteen colonies under the governing and rule of Great Britain legally separated from them and became independent. From 1870 on (the year it was officially made the American National Day), year after year, the 4th of July is synonymous with American Independence Day and fireworks. American families from all over the country – and outside of it – prepare parties, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, and other celebrations in order to commemorate American Independence Day.
The biggest attractions are the 4th of July fireworks. Cities all over the USA compete against each other in who has the biggest and the most long-lasting firework display. Not only this but right before the day itself, they offer details on their websites on where is the best place to go to see the 4th of July fireworks, what you can find there – apart from the show – and what other events they have scheduled for the American Independence Day.
Say ‘Happy 4th of July’ in Various Languages
Have you ever wondered how you say Happy 4th of July in other languages?
Probably not! That’s why we prepared something special for you. Below there is a list of 7 languages from across the globe so that you can wish your American friends a “Happy 4th of July” in more than just English. So basically, it’s 7 ways of celebrating US Independence Day! Let’s get some knowledge under our belt today.
- Spanish: “¡Feliz 4 de julio!”
- French: “Joyeux 4 juillet!”
- Italian: “Buon 4 luglio!”
- German: “Fröhlicher 4 Juli!”
- Korean: “행복한 7월 4일!”
- Turkish: “4 Temmuz kutlu olsun!”
- Romanian: “4 iulie fericit!”
How to say “Happy Independence Day” in 33 languages
Now that you know how to say “Happy 4th of July” in different languages, you can also learn how to say “Happy Independence Day” in different languages, or “Happy Birthday”. As a matter of fact, if you want to be accurate, it is preferable to say “Happy Independence Day” instead of “Happy 4th of July”.
- American English: Happy Independence Day
- Afrikaans: Gelukkige Onafhanklikheidsdag
- Arabic: يوم استقلال سعيد
- British English: Happy Independence Day
- Bulgarian: Честит ден на независимостта
- Chinese (Mandarin): 獨立日快樂
- Croatian: Sretan dan nezavisnosti
- Czech: Šťastný den nezávislosti
- Danish: Glædelig uafhængighedsdag
- Dutch: Gelukkige Onafhankelijkheidsdag
- Finnish: Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää
- French: Joyeux Jour de l’Indépendance
- German: Fröhlichen Unabhängigkeitstag
- Greek: Χαρούμενη μέρα ανεξαρτησίας
- Hebrew: יום עצמאות שמח
- Hindi: स्वतंत्रता दिवस की शुभकामनाएं
- Hungarian: Boldog függetlenség Napját
- Indonesian: Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan
- Italian: Felice giorno dell’indipendenza
- Japanese: 幸せな独立記念日
- Korean: 행복한 독립 기념일
- Norwegian: God frigjøringsdag
- Persian: روز استقلال مبارک
- Polish: Wesołego dnia niepodległości
- Portuguese: Feliz Dia da Independência
- Romanian: O “Zi a Independentei” fericita
- Russian: С Днем независимости
- Swedish: Glad självständighetsdag
- Spanish: Feliz día de la independencia
- Thai: วันประกาศอิสรภาพอันแสนสุข
- Turkish: Mutlu bağımsızlık Günü
- Ukrainian: Щасливого Дня Незалежності
- Vietnamese: Chúc mừng ngày độc lập
A step further
Now that you’re familiar with 33 ways of wishing Americans a “Happy Independence Day”, don’t you want to go further? Mondly can help you! We have an app specifically designed to teach you American English and much more. Not only this, but you can also learn all of the above 33 languages if you sign up to Mondly today!
American Independence Day: Did you know?
According to historical documents, July 2nd is the real Independence Day of the USA, but it’s celebrated on the fourth. Why? Well, two days before the 4th of July, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence. This had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. This resolution declared the United States independent from Great Britain rule. But in order to make the decision legal, they needed the Declaration of Independence, a document which had been prepared by Thomas Jefferson and a Committee of Five. Congress debated for two days and approved it on 4th of July, which was to become the American Independence Day.
What is the significance of the 4th of July in the United States?
The 4th of July is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States. It commemorates the country's declaration of independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776.
How do Americans typically celebrate the 4th of July?
Americans celebrate the 4th of July with various traditions and festivities. These often include fireworks displays, parades, barbecues, family gatherings, picnics, and patriotic-themed events.
Are there any alternative names for the 4th of July?
In addition to being known as Independence Day, the 4th of July is sometimes referred to as America's Birthday or simply the Fourth.
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