Did You Know The US Independence Day is Actually July 2nd?
Congress approved our independence on July 2nd. The decision was then officially documented and the final version of the "Declaration of Independence" was approved on July 4th.
Americans celebrate independence on July 4, the date shown on the Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the actual date we declared our independence.
Some say that it should be July 4th because Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin signed the document on that date (which is true) -- however, it wasn't fully signed by everyone until August 2, 1776 (but some say it wasn't fully signed until the end of November), and not on July 4. Using that logic, we should celebrate it on August 2nd.