The Fourth of July, the most American of holidays, honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.


As you get ready to celebrate, check out some recipes from famous Americans.

And after the last hamburgers and hot dogs are eaten and the apple pie is gone, celebrate with a fireworks show in these major cities.

When you’re getting ready to put away your American flag, follow these steps for proper flag folding – and to learn what each fold symbolizes.

Happy Fourth!