Celebrities celebrate the Fourth of July in many ways. Whether it be through music or their clothes, musicians and actors show their love for the USA in many ways. The Super Bowl, Presidential Inaugurations, and New Years Eve tend big events for patriotic gear. Some celebrities wear it on any given day. From rocking the flag from head-to-toe, to more subtle nods to the stars and stripes. There are many ways to incorporate a patriotic fit that Uncle Sam would be proud of.
We’re preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, cookouts, and partying it up by the beach. And here, we took a look at the most iconic patriotic outfits worn by celebrities. July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. But the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century. On July 4th, 1776, the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence.
In the pre-Revolutionary years, colonists had held annual celebrations of the king’s birthday, which traditionally included the ringing of bells, bonfires, processions and speechmaking. By contrast, during the summer of 1776, some colonists celebrated the birth of independence by holding mock funerals for King George III as a way of symbolizing the end of the monarchy’s hold on America and the triumph of liberty.
Festivities, including concerts, bonfires, parades, and the firing of cannons and muskets, usually accompanied the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence. The first fireworks were used as early as 200 BC. The tradition of setting off fireworks on the 4 of July began in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, during the first organized celebration of Independence Day.
This year’s Fourth of July 2023 falls on a Tuesday. Take a look below at 8 celebrities who have worn patriotic outfits in celebration of Independence Day.