It might seem like Christmas was only yesterday, but this week we’re finally celebrating the hottest holiday of the summer, Independence Day. From cookouts and barbecues to pool parties and fireworks, there’s no shortage of things to do on the Fourth of July, one of our personal favorite holidays of the year. Between the delicious grub, the fun times with friends, and the day off from work, celebrating the Fourth of July is a great time no matter what you choose to do. And considering the multitude of events thrown every year—parades, parties, get-togethers in local parks, and the annual fireworks displays—you’ll have plenty of events and happenings to choose from.
What makes Independence Day special is the social aspect of the holiday. Sure, most other events and holidays throughout the year have photogenic moments, but between the cookouts, the summer sun, the swimming and beach parties, and the fireworks displays at night, there are plenty of opportunities for photos and exceptionally-popular social media posts. Whether you’re looking to share your content on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr, almost every social network—with the minor exception of Snapchat—uses hashtags as a way to share social posts with a wider audience than just your followers. Hashtags let people find your content easier, and also helps you find your posts months down the road by simply searching for the appropriate hashtag. It’s the evolution of “tags” in early websites and on certain posts, and it makes sense to use them to your advantage.
More importantly, however, is that a hashtag can tell a story. Whether you’re on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, messages and meanings can be hidden from the tags, offering everything from basic meanings to inside jokes. It’s important to pick your hashtags for the Fourth of July carefully, and that’s why we’ve made it our mission to supply you with the best hashtags for Independence Day we could think up. Let’s dive right in.
No matter how many hashtags you actually add to a post, you’re going to want to start off with some basic content, short hashtags that allow you to mark the post without being too specific. There are plenty of pros and cons to the basic hashtags, of course: you need them to be found through basic search function on Instagram and Twitter, but since everyone else is using the same hashtags, it can force your photo or post to blend in with the crowd. It’s important to use a good mix of basic and specific hashtags, but as they say, you have to walk before you run. Here’s some basic hashtags for the Fourth of July.
They might seem boring, but building a good social presence requires knowing the good hashtags from the bad, and you can bet that these hashtags are the ones you’ll need as the foundation and starting blocks to your next few hashtags on your post.
With the basics out of the way, you can now focus on adding some unique spins to your posts. Whether you’re looking for something a little funny, or something a little more serious, we’re going to do our best to provide you with both—starting, of course, with some funnier and lighter hashtags erring on the side of humor. Let’s jump in.
They might not all be laugh-out-loud funny, but their all amusing and lighthearted in their own special way. Using that humor and that sense of fun is the key to building a solid Fourth of July post, especially after including a couple basic hashtags. Of course, it doesn’t end there, as you’ll still need to add at least one or two more to your post. Remember to save some room in your post for some of the captions held below—after all, we’re only about halfway through our captions!
Once you’re done adding the basics, and you’ve thrown in one or two captions for a giggle, you’ll want to consider adding some more patriotic-themed hashtags for your post. Being a little more specific than the original hashtags from the basics section, these tags can help you fulfill your sense of patriotic duty, and make it clear that you’re not just celebrating a day off—you’re celebrating America. Let’s take a look.
At this point, if you think your post is all set, you’re safe to throw it up. That said, if you’ve got some more room for hashtags, we have one final category you can pick from below, in order to both lengthen your post and make sure there’s something unique about your social media shares.
Some Specific Hashtags
Finally, we have some longer, more specific tags for your Independence Day posts. Whether these just didn’t fit elsewhere, or they were too specific to go under our other categories, you might want to throw one or two of these into your post to vary up your content and to make things just a little more unique. Here’s some of our favorite specific hashtags.
With your hashtags complete and your captions perfected, you can finally go about sharing that perfect Independence Day social media post. Whether it’s a post on Facebook, a tweet sent from Twitter, or a series of photos on Instagram, you have plenty of options for letting your pride in the country fly loud and proud this Fourth of July. Striking a balance between your tags is important, so remember to keep it mixed in with some basic tags and some more specific content to really help your photos and posts get found. Have a favorite Fourth of July hashtag? Let us know in the comments below!