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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysIndependence Day · 1 decade ago

Why do Americans still celebrate the fourth of July ?

Great Britain is no longer competitive nation to them

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Fourth of July isn't just the celebration of the defeat of the British. It's the birth of our nation and our whole way of life. As long as the u.s. exists, we will celebrate the 4th.

  • 1 decade ago

    July 4, 1776, was the day America declared its independence from the British. On July 4th two founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, days and weeks later it was signed by the rest. The Fourth of July is celebrated by Americans as Independence Day.

    We celebrate Independence Day because that day was when the Declaration of Independence was approved from the Congress. Some say it should be August 2nd because that was the day the Declaration was fully signed and it was sent to the King.

  • 1 decade ago

    To be honest, 90% of the people who celebrate Independence Day [though they mostly say July 4th, for the same reason i'm going to explain] don't even think, or care about Great Britain. They just celebrate it cause it's the norm to drink alcoholic bevs [mostly beer], eat and party. It's not about the history, it's about the image of the norm. I don't celebrate it at all personally.

  • 1 decade ago

    lol its not about competing against britain...its about celebrating our freedom, our birth as a new nation, and our conintued existence today in one of the most free societies in the world. Almost every nation has an independence day; that is waht the fourth of july is

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why do the British still celebrate Guy Fawkes day? Guy Fawkes is no longer trying to blow up Parliament.

  • 1 decade ago

    To show our pride as Americans.

    But really it's another great drinking holiday, just like Cinco de Mayo and St. Patricks Day

  • 1 decade ago

    july 4th 1776 was when the declaration of independance was singed. it has nothing to do with great britin rather than not being a part of great britin anymore

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What does Great Britain have to do with anything?

  • 1 decade ago

    It's not about Great Britain.

    It's about our independence and the birth of America.

  • 1 decade ago

    Its celebrating the birth of our nation and all who died fighting for it.

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