What is the 4th of July? July 4th know as Independence Day is an important American holiday celebrated annually. July 4, 2022 falls on a Monday this year, giving the majority of Americans a three-day weekend! So start planning your festivities; fireworks, sales, sharing meaningful quotes and pictures on social media to celebrate our great nation!

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? What does it mean? This day is incredibly significant in American history because it marks the day the United States officially became its own nation. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776 and American was born! American citizens celebrate America’s birthday with parades, parties, cookouts, fireworks, friends and family.

Which country did we declare our independence from? If you guest Great Britain you are correct. BeforeAmerican was its own country, it consist of 13 colonies established by Great Britain. The first colony was settled in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. European countries, especially Great Britain, continued to colonize America throughout the 17th century and a good portion of the 18th century. In and around 1775 it’s estimated around 2.5 million settlers lived in the 13 colonies: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Other Awareness July news worthy of mentioning…

Cord Blood Awareness Month

Cord blood refers to the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta when a healthy baby is born. It is a vital resource for stem cells and has medical applications.

The Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation sponsor this campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the practice. : “Medical News Today”