Independence Day versus the Fourth of July

vov   Sunday, February 22, 2004, 03:18 GMT
Do you call the holiday on July 4, ''Independence Day'' or ''The Fourth of July''?
Ryan   Sunday, February 22, 2004, 03:22 GMT
We normally call it the Fourth of July. Independence Day is a more formal way of saying it, in my mind.
Franklin   Sunday, February 22, 2004, 04:16 GMT
Yeah, It it's the only holiday that we started calling after the day it is on. We started calling ''Independence Day'', ''the Fourth of July''. but no one ever calls ''Halloween'', ''the Thirty-First of October'' or ''Christmas'' ''the Twenty-Fifth of December'' As those two terms would sound odd. Do any of you do fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Jenny   Sunday, February 22, 2004, 18:57 GMT
Every year we go to the Fort Vancouver Fireworks show, biggest show west of the Mississippi.
Then we go home, fire off some holiday shells, and call it a night.
Oh, I always say "Fourth of July".
Adam   Monday, February 23, 2004, 09:17 GMT
I don't know why Americans celebrate Independence Day on the 4th July because the US got its independence on 3rd July.
Jenny   Tuesday, February 24, 2004, 00:17 GMT
We celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July because that was day the Declaration of Independence was signed (July 4, 1776).