Sovyatnik - The Owl's Nest

Your Online Nestle
 
HomeHome  ПорталПортал  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 Independence Day (United States)

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:10 am

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. 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.


_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:27 am

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.
Adams's prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.

Originally entitled Yankee Doodle, this is one of several versions of a scene
painted by A. M. Willard that came to be known as The Spirit of '76. Often
imitated or parodied, it is a familiar symbol of American patriotism

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:28 am


_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:30 am


_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:33 am


A traditionally-decorated fourth of July cake.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:42 am


_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:47 am


_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:50 am

Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions (like the postal service and federal courts) are closed on that day. Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation's heritage, laws, history, society, and people.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:37 am


The USS Constitution fires its cannons off Castle Island in Boston on its annual 4th of July
turn around Boston Harbor, Monday, July 4, 2011.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:47 am


Republican presidential candidates work the crowd at the Fourth of July parade in Amherst, N.H.
At left: Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman. At right: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Foreign Secretary William Hague are
at the unveiling of a 10-foot-tall bronze statue of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, in London,
July 4, 2011 - the 40th president's centenary year. Rice represented the late president's widow
Nancy Reagan at the ceremony, which coincides with American Independence Day celebrations.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:04 pm

Families often celebrate Independence Day by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue and take advantage of the day off and, in some years, long weekend to gather with relatives. Decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, and clothing) are generally colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. Parades are often in the morning, while fireworks displays occur in the evening at such places as parks, fairgrounds, or town squares.

Children's Parade, at the beginning of the 15th Annual Independence Day Celebration in Soledad,
Calif., Sunday July 3, 2011

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:07 pm


Nevada Way shoot water guns at passing floats during the 63rd Annual Boulder City Damboree
Parade, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Boulder City, Nev.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:09 pm


_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:40 pm


Audience members wave flags during the Boston Pops' 4th of July concert rehearsal
at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Sunday, July 3, 2011.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:36 pm


Fireworks shoot skyward behind the Hatch Shell during rehearsals for the Boston Pops'
4th of July concert, in Boston, Sunday, July 3, 2011.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:39 pm


Firefighters from four departments compete in the annual waterball competition Sunday, July 3 2011, during the Christiansburg Fourth of July Festival in Christiansburg, Ohio.
During the contest, firefighters use water hoses to push a ball back and forth along a cable. The team that keeps the ball in their opponent's side longer wins.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:03 pm


Nineteen-month-old Alivia Comer puts a bean bag through one of the holes in the Uncle Sam bean bag toss game Sunday, July 3 2011 at the Christiansburg Fourth of July Festival in Christiansburg, Ohio.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:05 pm


Despite an overcast sky and the threat of rain, people still enjoy the holiday on beach
of Ventnor City, N.J., on Sunday, July 3, 2011.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:11 pm


In honor of the July Fourth holiday weekend, U.S. flags fly from poles that usually bear
major league baseball teams' flags, at SafecoField in Seattle, Sunday, July 3, 2011.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:26 pm


Fourth of July fireworks at the 16th Annual "3rd of July" fireworks show,
Sunday night at Fred Kelly Stadium in Orange.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:55 pm


Tourists watch Independence Day weekend fireworks explode over Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, as the Bellagio fountain show plays simultaneously, Sunday, July 3, 2011.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:05 pm


The U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell sails past the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Monday, July 4, 2011, on her way to berth alongside at Garden Island Naval base. The McCampbell and U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrived in Sydney on American Independence Day as part of a regular port call ahead of the Talisman Sabre war games, to be held off the coast of Queensland later this month.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:07 pm


U.S. soldier cuts a cake during a meal celebrating Independence Day, at Camp Clark in Mandozai district, Khost province, eastern Afghanistan, July 4, 2011.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:09 pm


Competitors at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest gorge themselves against the clock on Monday, July 4, 2011, at Coney Island in Brooklyn. Joey Chestnut scarfed down 62 wieners to win his fifth consecutive July Fourth hot dog eating contest - winning $10,000 and the coveted "Mustard Yellow International Belt." For the first time the competition featured a women's division, which was won by Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, Va. Also known as the "Black Widow" of competitive eating, Thomas won with 40 downed dogs, earning her $10,000 and a pink champion's belt. Pepto-Bismol - the official stomach remedy of the contest - also provided the winners with some relief.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Owlet
Guardian
Guardian


Number of posts : 121658
Location : Sovyatnik
Registration date : 2006-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:12 pm


Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an
Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4, 2011, in Philadelphia.

_________________

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Independence Day (United States)   Today at 7:39 am

Back to top Go down
 
Independence Day (United States)
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next
 Similar topics
-
» DO YOU THINK THE UNITED STATES WOULD HAVE A REVOLUTION ?
» IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?
» How to contact the President of the United States
» Jay Chou ???
» Sceneries for Superman reboot!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Sovyatnik - The Owl's Nest :: Bird Talks :: World Cultures-
Jump to: