Happy 247th Birthday, America!
July 4th, official birthday of the United States of America, is best known for several family-style events.
Picnics and barbecues provide the holiday menu of the day.
Favorite foods include:
Hamburgers and hot dogs
Potato, macaroni and fruit salads
Corn on the cob
Baked beans (especially in New England)
A number of cities host parades and Independence Day celebrations. Boston has its Harborfest, Washington, DC hosts a number of celebratory events and Williamsburg, Virginia even fires ceremonial cannons.
However your family chooses to celebrate, be safe and have fun!