Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show Sparks New Yorkers' Patriotism
The 35th Annual Show Will Feature America's Largest Fireworkds Display Against a Musical Backdrop
Written by: Karen Benardello
Watching fireworks on the Fourth of July with friends and family has become a celebrated national tradition for many Americans every year since the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. While countless people choose to stay at home and barbeque to honor the U.S.'s birthday, for those Americans celebrating in New York, many forgo the backyard parties to instead watch the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks show, the nation's largest fireworks display, in person.
This year marks the 35th anniversary since the department store launched the show, and Macy's will celebrate the event by setting off more than 40,000 fireworks against a 25 minute musical score. Such standard patriotic songs as 'ËœGod Bless America' and 'ËœThe Star Spangled Banner,' as well as current hits from such artists as Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry, Taio Cruz and James Taylor, will serve as the musical backdrop to the anticipated light show.
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