Thank you to service men and woman in the military both past and present for fighting for our freedoms. We hope everyone has a safe holiday!
While “Independence Day” is a very good name for a holiday celebrating the separation of one country from another; most Americans refer to this holiday by its date, as “The Fourth of July”-or, indeed, “The Glorious Fourth,” though the latter has fallen out of common usage.
Nevertheless, there are and always have been people who say “July Fourth” instead of “The Fourth of July”-just not as many of them. Google returns 11,000,000 hits on a search for “Fourth of July” and only 826,000 for “July Fourth.” But whatever order you choose to say it in, we hope you enjoy the national holiday.
Fun July 4th Facts
304 Million!That’s the population this July 4th.
1804.The first celebration west of the Mississippi River is held at Independence creek by Lewis and Clark…
1941.The year that July 4th became a holiday. However, Independence Day was observed since July 9, 1776.
31.Number of places named “eagle” – after the majestic bird that serves as our national symbol.
155 Million.Americans consume around 155 million hot dogs on the Fourth of July each year. They also spend $92 million on chips, $167.5 million on watermelon, and $341.4 million on beer.
Need Ideas for 4th of July Inspired Picnic?
Try the All American Trifle!
Here is a recipe for any type of celebration. This dessert is very popular with cool whip cream and fresh fruits it is bound to be a hit.