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Why are fireworks the main attraction on 4th of July?

I am well aware that fireworks are commonly used in celebrations but why are they The main attraction on the 4th of July? I did a little bit of research but came up empty. If someone knows the answer kindly leave your feedback in the comments section below.

If you love fireworks, then Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks 2012 is the place to be tomorrow because the show will feature more than 40,000 shells exploding at a rate of more than 1,500 per minute and fireworks reaching heights of 1,000 feet in the air. At approximately 9:20 pm on July 4th, the 26-minute display will be set off from six barges positioned between 18th and 43rd Streets on the Hudson River. That’s two full miles of sky, providing for greater visibility of the show for millions more spectators. More about Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks 2012 here.

If you’re still not convinced about the magnificent fireworks show at Macy’s, here’s a video of what happened there last year, 2011.

What is Independence Day?

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States. (via Wikipedia)

Happy Independence Day!