Independence Day of the United States also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago in 1776 on July 4 by the Continental Congress.
Why do we use fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July?
Because John Adams wanted us to. Before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, he envisioned fireworks as a part of the festivities. ... The first commemorative Independence Day fireworks were set off on July 4, 1777.
Do they have a 4th of July in Great Britain?
Of course, they do - they just don't celebrate it!