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Have a sparkling 4th of July!

The most awaited holiday for Americans is here, and we just want to wish all of you a very happy and sparkling 4th of July celebration! We hope this day brings lots of joy, family union, love, and especially lots of fun and delicious food shared with your loved ones. We want to start this day by stating some historial, yet fun facts about why Americans celebrate this day so much, and why it's the #1 holiday in the United States. 

 

Growing up, you may have heard that Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4 because that’s the day the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, but that’s not entirely true. Although the Declaration was adopted on July 4, 1776, it wasn’t signed by most people until a month later. Let's find out more about this important date and how it's celebrated in America.

 

  1. Americans typically eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times! It's the 4th of July favorite for sure!

  2. Massachusetts became the first state to make the 4th of July an official state holiday in 1781. 

  3. The famed Macy’s fireworks show in New York City uses more than 75,000 fireworks and costs approximately $6 million.

  4. Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1870. 

  5.  Every July 4, descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence tap the Liberty Bell 13 times in honor of the original 13 colonies.

  6. The first July 4 celebration took place at the White House in 1801, hosted by Thomas Jefferson. 

 

We love to learn new things and facts about different countries and cultures, and the 4th of July is no exception. Now more than ever it's important to know about such historical facts and why certain dates are celebrated worldwide. From all our Sky Flowers team, sending all of you who celebrate this day lots of love, happiness, prosperity and freedom on the day of Independence. Happy 4th of July!