Live the american dream with us this 4th of july

One of the most important dates in the US calendar is just around the corner. On the 4th of July, we celebrate Independence Day. A day on which the whole country comes to a standstill to celebrate this important event. An event that knows no borders, with many North American expats exporting the celebration to all corners of the globe. What’s more, due to globalization, many businesses also take part in the celebration, promoting and offering American products and services to transmit the American way of life.

The stars and stripes flag can be seen all around, filling the world with red, white, and blue. Hamburgers on grills or barbecues, parades with majorettes, fireworks, and bald eagles are all stars of this big event, bringing together all the patriotism-filled American clichés.

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At Freepik, we invite you to celebrate this holiday by changing the backgrounds on your social media profiles, putting up a nice Independence Day background.

Why is the day of American Independence celebrated?

flyers 4th julyIndependence Day is marked red in the calendar of every American. A day on which they show off their patriotism, fly their flag with pride, and passionately sing their national anthem. Now, what is the origin of all this patriotism and love for their country?

It all dates back to the War of Independence, a conflict between the thirteen original British colonies in North America against the Kingdom of Great Britain between 1775 and 1783.

The British were ultimately defeated in the Battle of Yorktown, signing the Treaty of Paris on July 2, 1776. The Continental Congress voted in favor of the independence and, two days later, representatives of the Thirteen Colonies adopted and signed the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drawn up by Thomas Jefferson. That’s why, since 1776 to the present day, July 4, the date of signing the Declaration of Independence, is celebrated as Independence Day, considered a Federal Holiday since 1941.

We offer thousands of resources so that you can customize your designs and greetings to celebrate American Independence Day. From patterns and backgrounds for your designs to templates and posters, Freepik is the perfect ally to help you make an impact while celebrating this day.

How is the 4th of July celebrated?

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There are different ways of celebrating this important day, depending on the part of the country, but there are some common elements, such as:


There are usually musical parades on the streets, with juggling shows performed by Majorettes, marching bands, horses, floats, heat, and plenty of passion. Music festivals, exhibitions, and eating contests are also organized, such as that held by Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog, in which participants have to eat as many hot dogs as they can in 10 minutes. So popular is this contest that it is televised and attracts thousands of spectators in Coney Island, NY.


No 4th of July celebration is complete without fireworks. Stores are stocked full of fireworks and cities organize huge firework displays.

You can also fill your designs, social media, emails, etc. with light and color using these fireworks resources for the 4th of July.


One of the American traditions for this celebration is to meet up with family and friends and have a barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue ribs, and plenty of beer, soft drinks, etc.

We have the perfect resources to surprise your guests by sending them a personalized invitation or a 4th of July flyer for the barbecue at your house, or you can put up a poster to advertise the celebration. This is sure to make your event more appetizing.

After exploring all these traditions we’re already a little closer to celebrating an authentic 4th of July in true American style. We hope all these resources make it easier for you to prepare your designs. We hope you enjoy your day and wish you a happy 4th of July.