【零起点英语】第一百四十五讲：IndependenceDay美国国庆节新闻来源: 北京外语广播 于 2018-01-13 19:21:46
Americans celebrate their National Day every year on July 4th. It was on this day in 1776 that the colonists declared their independence from England. They did this on a piece of paper known as the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson is credited with writing most of it. He later became America's third president.
Nowadays, most Americans have a day off work and get together with family and friends for a barbeque or a picnic. Most children shoot fireworks in the evening with their parents. The occasion is also marked by lavish fireworks displays in some communities. Of course, the flag is flown across America on the Fourth of July as a token of patriotism.