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In this blog, I am going to talk about one of the biggest holidays in the United States, the 4th of July. Let’s know about how do Americans celebrate this biggest day in the country.
What is the 4th of July?
The 4th of July is America’s Independence Day. The original 13 colonies declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain on 4th July 1776 and regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America. After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the US declared itself as an independent Sovereign nation, no longer under British Rule.
How is Independence day celebrated?
The 4th of July is the third biggest holiday in the US after Christmas and Thanksgiving. It’s a federal holiday, which means most people get that day off at work and some people take off the day before and the day after. Therefore many people use this time to travel to see and spend time with family. The majority of Americans have a big barbecue on this day. Typically an American Barbecue consists of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, ribs, baked beans, corn on the cob, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, pasta salad, deviled eggs. In addition to having large barbecues, picnics, and cookouts, the 4th of July has many different parades during the day where people wave the American flag; wear red, white and blue; and dress up as historical figures in US history such as Uncle Sam and former presidents.
Many Americans also celebrate Independence day by attending baseball games which is one of the most popular sports in the USA and is also regarded as the most famous pastime by the Americans. In the evening the majority of the 4th of July festivities are concluded with firework shows. The fireworks are loud, colorful explosives that light up the night sky. The 4th of July weekend is also one of the biggest weekends for the movie industry and many Americans go to the movies during this time to see big summer blockbusters that are released. Some of the biggest hit and highest grossing movies of all time like Back to the future, Terminator 2, Men In Black, Spiderman 2, Captain America have been released on or near the 4th of July.
Fascinating facts about the 4th of July
– The 4th of July wasn’t a national holiday until 1941.
– There are 155 million hot-dogs consumed on average on the 4th of July.
– The independence was actually declared on the 2nd of July 1776 but it was officially documented on the 4th of July.
– Three presidents of the USA have died on the 4th of July.
– There are over 14000 official firework displays across the states.
It is a bigger food and drinks holiday than Christmas. More than 80% of Americans go to a cookout or picnic on July 4th and more pounds of meat and pints of beer are sold than any other time of the year including Christmas. So along with those 155 million sausages, there are around 700 million pounds of chicken consumed and 190 million pounds of red meat such as beef patties. 984.4 Million dollars was spent nationwide on beer over the holiday as well as 156 million dollars on potato chips, 147.4 Million dollars on ice creams, 16.5 million dollars on ketchup last year.
Can this year top it, I think so!
Chances are you are planning on either having or attending a barbecue or cookout party this 4th of July. If you are planning a backyard party you do not want guests going in and out of your house tracking in dirt, or even worse, relieving themselves in bushes.
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The 4th of July is a time for reflection and to honor the fallen heroes that fought and sacrificed their lives for our country, but it has also become known as the weekend that kicks off summer. Friends and families get together to attend Memorial Day Parades, go to the beach, attend concerts, gather at parks, and very often throw a 4th of July barbecue at home.
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