Happy Birthday to our country!!
And thank you to all the brave men and women who fought and continue to fight for our freedom.
Here are some interesting facts about the Fourth of July that you probably didn’t learn in school.
Interesting Facts about Independence Day
- Bristol, Rhode Island is home to the oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration dating back to 1785.
- 1 in 3 hotdogs in the U.S. come from Iowa.
- We will eat 6.1 billion pounds of beef like hot dogs, steaks, and burgers.
- About 150 million hotdogs are eaten on the Fourth of July every year.
- U.S. Presidents, and Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams passed away on July 4th. The even more amazing coincidence is that both died on the same day in the same year of 1826 by a difference of five hours with Jefferson passing first at age 82 and Adams at age 90.
- Even though the Fourth of July is America’s birthday, we’re not the only ones who celebrate it. Denmark began celebrating our Independence Day in 1912. After thousands of Danes immigrated to the USA. Thousands of Danish Americans and U.S. military personnel stationed in Europe celebrate Independence Day at the annual outdoor festival in Rebild, Denmark. It’s the largest Fourth of July celebration outside the United States.
Happy Independence Day America!! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
So did you know any of these facts? Do you know any more interesting facts about the Fourth of July? Let us know!!