Interesting Facts about the 4th of July

The 4th of July is one of my favorite times of the year to celebrate. We go BIG for the 4th of July and it’s a holiday that I just don’t feel a ton of personal pressure on. It’s a holiday that I can actually enjoy and feel part of something. Interesting Facts about the 4th of July are a big hit in my family! I think it’s because 4th of July is just so much fun. It’s a holiday that everyone around me is celebrating, too and I love that about it. It’s such a fun time of the year to just be in the moment and celebrate!

Interesting Facts about the 4th of July

Interesting Facts about the 4th of July

This year my sons started asking me tons and tons of questions about the 4th of July. They are really into finding out some Interesting Facts about the 4th of July. I can’t say I blame them, it’s a holiday that they will grow up with and I really want them to know as much about it as possible!

“Mom, what is the 4th of July?”

“Why the 4th?”

“What is so important about the 4th of July?”

I actually love that they are interested in the 4th of July. I know that they know we go to my parents house and have a huge celebration, but I wasn’t sure what else they took from the 4th of July – other than the fact that we wear red, white and blue.

Interesting Facts about the 4th of July

Interesting Facts about the 4th of July

I looked online today and found 10 Interesting Facts about the 4th of July to share with my sons. I wanted to find facts that were fun and important. I know my older 2 sons who are 8 and 9 will really soak up some 4th of July trivia, so I’m excited to share!!

Here goes… these are in NO particular order! Just fun ones to share with you!

1. Bristol, Rhode Island has the oldest, continuously running 4th of July parade and celebration dating back to 1785! This is where we will spend the 4th! They literally paint the street red, white and blue!

2. John Hancock was the only person to actually sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. – SheKnows.com

3. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). – Wikipedia

4. July Fourth is the “biggest hot dog holiday of the year,” according to TIME magazine, with Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone. – Found on Huffington Post

5. Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States. Putting it nice and simple for my younger guys!

6. The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1804.- Found on Kids Konnect

7. Two of the biggest firework shows take place in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall, and in New York City, on the East River. – Found on Time.com

8. The initial date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress was July 2, 1776. – Found on InterviewAngel.com

9. The only two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as President of the United States were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (bitter rivals) died on the same day, July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. – Found on InterviewAngel.com

10. To avoid cracking it, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. To mark the quintessential day, every fourth of July it is symbolically tapped 13 times. – Found on the PioneerWoman.com

Pretty interesting, right!? The next time you have a child asking you, pull some of these up! The 4th of July isn’t just about 4th of July outfits, 4th of July Party Ideas, 4th of July Cake, 4th of July Desserts… it’s about WHY we celebrate the amazing day!

 

Interesting Facts about the 4th of July was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Audrey McClelland
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Interesting Facts about the 4th of July was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Audrey McClelland