There will be plenty of hype about the day across the pond, but not so much over here (for reasons that will become clear later in the article).
If you still only think about the Will Smith film when you hear the words ‘Independence Day’, here’s the history you need to know…
This was a letter sent to King George III formally explaining why the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from the British Empire.
The main issues were taxation and a lack of control over their affairs, and this declaration marked the beginning of a war for independance against the British.
These days, Independence Day is a big celebration in the US, with loved ones coming together to often enjoy BBQs, picnics and parades.
The intention is to celebrate the American tradition of political freedom, and the freedom that the nation seeks to symbolise and embody to this day.
However, with plenty of Americans moving over here, and with many of us happy for a good reason for a party, events are becoming more prevalent.