To celebrate the day and resemble the day the country has gained its freedom, people consider fireworks and family reunions. You can call up your family members and your friends and choose to go out for a party or wish to enjoy together somewhere at the beachside, by taking out some time from your hectic schedule and devoting them to the happiness of your family.
It is equally important as it will give you mental peace, freedom and satisfaction, and you will be able to dedicate some quality time to your near and dear ones on this 4th of July 2021. In this pandemic, most people share 4th of July images of 2021 patriotic & inspirational quotes to their loved ones for wishing them a very Happy US Independence Day 2021.
As we are in 2021, Here are 14 facts and trivia about the 4th of July.
1. According to Ultimate Coupons, more than 123 million Americans have a country flag on their homes. Patriots, yes or of course?
2. Former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, five hours apart. This fact further strengthened the date.
3. An average of 900 litres of ice cream are sold on the 4th of July every year. As it’s summer, Americans combine fun with heat and delight in cones!
4. According to “Time” magazine, the 4th of July is the country’s leader in hot dog sales. Americans consume about 155 million snacks during the celebrations. It’s a damn sausage!
5. Some important people in US history were born on the 4th of July. Calvin Coolidge, the country’s 30th president and Italian Giuseppe Garibaldi and Barack Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia, blow out candles on this date.
6. In July 1776, an estimated 2.5 million people lived in the US. Today, that number is much higher: about 321.4 million, according to the USA Census Bureau.
7. In 2015, Americans spent more than $600 million on fireworks to celebrate the day. The two most famous spots to see the shows are the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington DC.
8. Aside from Christmas and Thanksgiving, the 4th of July is the most popular holiday in the country. No one doesn’t like it!
9. Potato salad and/or fries are the most common accompaniments for family lunches this holiday. Americans are addicted to the tuber!
10. One of the main reasons Americans fought for their independence was the unrepresentative taxation and lack of voice in the English Parliament.
11. About 68 million cases of beer are sold on the 4th of July across the country. While many works with a hangover the next day, the drink’s producers are grateful for the profit.
12. 26% of Americans do not know that the United States has freed itself from England. Many celebrate by tradition, without knowing the true history of the date.
13. The United Kingdom is the sixth-largest trading partner of the United States. More than $100 billion is traded annually. Enemies who became friends. <3
14. Nine cities in the United States start with the word Freedom and another 4 with the word Liberty, out of the 11 places that have the word Independence in their names.
That’s it, folks. Any curious facts to add to the list? =)
Happy 4th of July, United States! I will be visiting you very soon – and of course, you will know everything!