People with American flags watching fireworks on the 4th of July.

4th of July Trivia Fun Facts

Have you ever wondered how much money Americans spend on fireworks every year?

The 4th of July is an anticipated holiday every summer. Here are some interesting facts about this patriotic day.


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The Bicentennial was used to celebrate 200 years of American independence from Great Britain, meaning it took place in 1976.

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The American Revolutionary War began in 1775, but it wasn't until a year later that the thirteen colonies would officially state that they were on the road to freedom from British representation.

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While we celebrate July 4 as Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence wasn't completely signed until August 2, 1776.

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While all of these men served on the Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson is credited as the main writer of the Declaration of Independence. He would go on to serve as the country's third president.

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The City of Brotherly Love does it again. Both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia was the very first city to have a fireworks showcase for the 4th of July. It took place one year later, in 1777.

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According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, Americans spend over $1 billion every year on fireworks.

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4th of July celebrations were taking place all year, but it wasn't until 1870 under Ulysees S. Grant that it was finally made a federal holiday.

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Every year at 2 PM EST, the Liberty Bell rings 13 times to honor the original 13 colonies that declared independence.

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Tne Bicentennial brought the first-ever Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Show. Every year, the department store spends over 8,000 hours preparing for their show in New York City that can be seen over the Hudson River.

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