4 fun facts about the 4th of July!
To most Americans, the Fourth of July is probably the most patriotic event of the year. Time to get out flags, fireworks, candy, and any kind of object that makes noise, because it’s time to
P-A-R-T-Y! And while we’re at it, don’t forget to stop and watch the parade go by! There will be dancers, bands from the various high schools in the area, and, depending on the size of the city, anything ranging from the prize sheep of the local town fair to a VIP.
Did you know?
- The 4th of July originates from the 4th of July 1776, when the Declaration of Independence from the British was signed!
- The citizens of Greeley, Colorado, celebrate with the nation’s largest rodeo, the ‘Greeley Stampede’. It attracts 400 000 visitors each year!
- Although there is no traditional meal on the Fourth of July, it isn’t uncommon to see families get together for a barbecue outside, eating hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken, ribs, garden salads, potato salad, chips and watermelon.
- 11 cities in the States are called ‘Independence’ in memory of the famous day of Independence.