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SOME FACTS AND HISTORY ABOUT INDEPENDENCE DAY (JULY 4TH)

On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence from Britain was signed.  To commemorate this historic occasion, Americans celebrate this holiday each year.

Celebrations usually include enjoying the day with friends and family with barbeques, fun by the pool or beach, or any number of activities.  The culmination of the day is usually spent watching firework displays (signifying our fight for independence).

Side note: It actually took a great deal longer for all of the delegates to sign the actual Declaration, however, July 4th is recognized as the first  date most of the delegates signed, including the large bold signature of John Hancock.

For a more detailed history and origin of Independence Day Click Here

LINKS TO WEBSITES AND ARTICLES ABOUT INDEPENDENCE DAY

GIFT IDEAS FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY

Independence Day Facts and History

Independence Day "Today in History" (Library of Congress): Information on the history of this holiday including how it has been celebrated since its inception.

4th of July (Kids Domain): Information on the holiday.  Includes good links and information that are good for kids.

Fourth of July Celebration Database (James R. Heintze): The purpose of this site is to "bring together in one source selected examples of Fourth of July celebrations that have occurred throughout our nation's history from 1776 to 2003."

Independence Day: America's Birthday (Fourth-of-July-Celebrations.com): Information and links about July 4th, its traditions and related history.

Historical Places

Phila.com: The official website of Philadelphia - the city of brotherly love.  Many links and resources for those that live there, or those that want to visit.

Related Web Sites

Declaration of Independence (National Archives): Information and a look at the Declaration of Independence.

Founding Fathers (FoundingFathers.info):  Information and links relating to the Founding Fathers of the U.S. - the people who made Independence Day even possible.

 

For a full list of Independence Day Links

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This is a day of celebration.  Food and drink usually surround the day's festivities.  If it is a nice day there is nothing like a great barbeque.  If not, spending the day indoors celebrating with your friends and family is always a great way to enjoy.

Going to a BBQ/Party: Every July 4th, I seem to go to a BBQ at a friends house.  Every year I experience the same dilema - what to bring to the party when the host says "just bring yourself."  You cannot bring food,  however, you might be able to bring drinks or dessert.  A cheap way of bringing a platter of cookies is to buy a platter at a 99 cents store with a few packages of cookies from your local market.  You can also purchase Gift Baskets to bring, but you need to order it early.  If the people at the group are drinkers, you can bring them a nice bottle of wine which is always welcome.  If the host knows that their guests are beer drinkers, they probably have the customary Budweiser or Miller - so bring something from a smaller company like a local microbrewery, or get something exotic.

Holding a BBQ/Party: Give yourself and everyone else a gift by providing great food.  Find the best butcher in your neighborhood and order their finest cuts of meat.  Also have the best assortment of drinks and side dishes for your guests.  If you do not have a good butcher near you, or do not know where to look, Omaha Steaks provides everything you need for a great BBQ.

Other Gift Ideas: If you would like to get someone a gift for Independence Day, we suggest that you give something with a patriotic theme.  Give gifts with the bald eagle, the American Flag, something with historical significance or an American antiques.

Travel: The travel place to go during this holiday season is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This is one of the birthplaces of our nation where the Declaration of Independence was first signed and where America became a nation.  Then go to the New Jersey shores and enjoy the summer weather on one of the many beautiful beaches.  Another travel idea, if you are on the east coast, visit one of the historical Revolutionary War battlefields.

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