Independence Day is celebrated on the Fourth of July every year, commemorating the United States’ Declaration of Independence, which was signed in 1776.
The Continental Congress voted in favor of independence on July 2, 1776. Then two days later, the American Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, written by President Thomas Jefferson.
Congress made the Fourth of July a federal holiday in 1870, and in 1941, it was expanded to give a paid holiday to federal workers.
Thomas Jefferson passed away on July 4, 1826, which was also happened to be the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
– Laura Rambo, On 3 Public Relations