Boise--The Fourth of July is a US tradition commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
On that epic day, the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer a part of England and were now united, free, and independent states.
The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4th.
Independence Day in Idaho through the years means fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and ceremonies. It has always been a rowdy holiday and just about every town in Idaho celebrated Independence Day with a parade and fireworks at night.