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Holiday Insight: Independence Day (4th of July)

General Information

The 4th of July, or Independence Day, is the holiday used to commemorate the official signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. You may express your own sentiment regarding the freedoms, which you enjoy today, by sharing 4th of July e-cards with your friends, family and associates. Since most nations understand and celebrate a day of independence, you may extend 4th of July e-cards to friends, family and associates around the globe just to heighten their awareness of your nation's day to celebrate freedoms.

History of Thanksgiving

During the 1700's, some North American colonies were ruled and governed by the Kingdom of Great Britain. Thirteen of the colonies, known as the Thirteen Colonies, banned together and formed the Continental Congress to establish plans of action against unfair laws imposed by the British government. The second Continental Congress determined that the Kingdom of Great Britain had declared war against the colonies. In an effort to rid the colonies of the British rule and establish total independence, a committee was formed to draft a declaration for independence from the British government.

On the 4th of July 1776, the Continental Congress ratified a draft of the final Declaration of Independence. Though the Declaration of Independence is dated on July 4th 1776, the official copy to receive handwritten signatures was not signed until August 2nd 1776. Most of the delegates, representing the Thirteen Colonies, signed on this date, others signed later and two delegates of the original Thirteen Colonies never signed it. As new delegates joined the Congress, they were allowed to sign the declaration. Fifty-six delegates signed the Declaration of Independence as it is, currently, displayed at the National Archives in Washington D.C. Principles and declarations documented in the Declaration of Independence may be extended to associates and clarified using 4th of July e-cards.

Date of Celebration

Independence day is celebrated July 4th, every year.

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