The Fourth of July (also known as Independence Day) celebrates the day that the United States declared itself independent from Britain on July 4 1776. Traditionally, people in the USA celebrate with barbecues and with their families, and then watch the fireworks all across the country once night falls. In the NYC area, the most famous fireworks are the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks released from barges over the Hudson River. This year the Macy’s Fireworks theme is Ignite the Night, and will begin at 9pm.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July 2012!