My Favorite Holiday

Madi Gibson, MVC Writer

All throughout history, people have claimed certain dates in the year as national holidays. Whether it is meant to be celebrated with friends, family, or that special person, we all gather together to honor that day. Some of the most known holidays include: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Halloween, Fourth of July, New Year’s Day, and Easter. My favorite amongst these is the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day.

Fireworks booming (Abigail Bates)

I love the feeling the entire day gives off. Everyone gets to spend time with their family and friends in the early July heat, and then settle down at night to enjoy a collection of beautiful fireworks. I enjoy the fireworks the most, watching colors fly across the sky to make a gorgeous design that lights up the night. According to, it is ranked the fourth most popular holiday in the United States by its activities and celebrations. It sits perfectly in the middle of summer, so I never have to worry about if I have school the next morning.


Every year, my family throws a huge Fourth of July celebration. We sit around eating, talking, listening to music, and the adults drink while the children splash around in a pool and water slide. I love seeing all my aunts, uncles, and cousins and hearing about their year so far. I always wear clothes that represent the U.S. like red, white, and blue, or clothes that say “America.”
Independence Day also has a very important meaning behind all the cakes and fireworks. It is the day that America won independence from Great Britain. It is a date that has gone down in History for almost 245 years since the day we declared our separation. In fact, it is ranked the most important holiday in the United States because of it’s backstory, says