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Celebrate 4th Of July With Our New Infographic

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It’s that time of year again, when American residents dust off their BBQ’s, arrange to see their families and rejoice in the frivolity that is American Independence Day

It’s that time of year again, when American residents dust off their BBQ’s, arrange to see their families and rejoice in the frivolity that is American Independence Day.  It is such a monumental date in the calendar as it marks the day in 1776 when the US adopted the Declaration of Independence, making 13 colonies completely independent from the United Kingdom.  The 4th July, which is a federal holiday, is celebrated across each state with fireworks, BBQ’s, parades, fairs, picnic, baseball games, political speeches and other celebratory rituals.

Independence Day is the national day of the US.  Until 2 July 1776 the Thirteen Colonies of North America were officially part of the British Empire.  It was during the American Revolution that the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence.  This was proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, declaring the United States independent from Great Britain.

Interestingly this vote was actually taken on 2 July 1776, however the speech which was prepared to announce the ‘Declaration of Independence,’ took two days to revise, and was therefore delivered two days later on the 4 July 1776.  Therefore from the outset, Americans were determined to mark this occasion on the 4 July.

Independence Day is a wonderful excuse to be patriotic.  There are so many delightful traditions to indulge including celebrating with your families at a picnic or BBQ, decorating your home with red, white and blue balloons, flags and even fireworks.  You can rejoice with your neighbours in the many street parades and local bonfires that are hosted, or if you would prefer to celebrate quietly you can take the opportunity for an extended vacation or a road trip.

There are so many interesting facts associated with this occasion, but here are just a few from the below infographic produced to celebrate the occasion.

    • $231.8 million US manufacturers sales of fireworks and pyrotechnics in 2007
    • Half of all potatoes consumed on 4th July will have been produced in Idaho or Washington state in 2011
    • 163,036 Americans who share the same name as the first US president George Washington


4th of July Infographic – An infographic by the team at Project Simply
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