Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire. This glorious day is often associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions and a bunch of political speeches. The first week of July is typically one of the busiest American travel periods of the year, as many people utilize the holiday for extended vacation trips.Therefore, be careful how you park that police car. Find the marked spot to park and do it without a scratch. Have fun!