Skip to Content
HomeAbout this siteHelpSearch this site The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's LibraryMeet Amazing AmericansJump Back in TimeExplore the StatesJoin America at PlaySee, Hear and Sing
一起来庆祝
 
Children on float in Fourth of July parade, Vale, Oregon, 1941.
74日游行时,
花车上被国旗所环绕的小孩
奥勒岗州溪谷郡
(Vale)1941
 

Enlarge this image

请听:
Imperial Marimba 乐团演奏的星条旗进行曲 "The Stars and Stripes Forever March" 1918

RealAudio (streaming)
Wav Format (8.5 MB)
音效设置
出处
74日美国独立纪念日

你认为最盛大的美国假日是那一天?最重要且最独特的美国假日一定是七月四日的独立纪念日,即美国脱离英国,独立建国的那一天你可能以为在177674日签署独立宣言后,它立刻成为一个国定假日,然而直到1812年战争 (War of 1812) 前,它都不是一个常规节日。

1870年代前,74日是日历上的一个最重要的非宗教性假日在那一天,全国所有的城镇都会用游行、烤肉和烟火来庆祝。


What do you think is the biggest American holiday? The most significant and uniquely American holiday would have to be the Fourth of July, the day when the United States celebrates its independence from Britain. You might think that it became a holiday immediately after the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, but actually it didn't become a tradition until after the War of 1812.

By the 1870s, the Fourth of July was the most important nonreligious holiday on the calendar. All across the country, on that day, towns and cities held celebrations with parades, barbecues, and fireworks displays.

1/3 页 Next



Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact Us




处: Lee, Russell, photographer. "Children on float in Fourth of July parade. Vale, Oregon." 1941 July. America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca. 1935-1945, Library of Congress.
AUDIO
处: Sousa, John Philip; Imperial Marimba Band, performers. "The Stars and Stripes Forever March." 1918. Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies, Library of Congress.