EveryThing You Need To Know About the Fourth of July 2018
Wanna make this day special by greeting others? So here are few 4th of July wishes that you can use to wish someone. You can either someone with Text Messages through your mobile or you can also send it by writing on the card. Have a happy 4th of July!
4th of July is a day to take apart in all kind of enjoyments including fireworks, picnics and parades. So let’s stay together for a wonderful evening.
” May the morning sun bring hope and luck to our nation today as we are celebrating more than 200 years of Independence. Happy 4th of July to All you proud Americans. ”
” The love of my nation is worthiness, the love of my people is endless and all what I need for my country is happiness, so let me be the first to wish a very happy 4th of July. ”
” I’m in love, I am passionate about him, I loving every moment of it and why not because we are celebrating more than 200 year of independence. Happy 4th of July! ”
“Independence day is a good time to examine who we are and how we got rid off from British Empire. Happy Independence Day!”
These 10 Patriotic Quotes Will Make You Proud To Be an American – 4th of July
“This is the day that the liberty bell starts to rings,
this is the day what we all stand for
and to celebrate our independence day. ”
“Today we are miles apart
but I wanna reach across the miles
and say I am thinking of you in a very special way,
Happy Independence Day! ”
” 4th of July is day to rejoice and to salute all those brave warriors who fought for the freedom of our country. Have a great 4th of July. ”
“On this wonderful and special day, May this day bring happiness, success, luck and health in your life. Happy 4th of July ! ”
America's observance of the Fourth of July has evolved since celebrations began 240 years ago — we've traded 18th-century favorites like turtle soup and shooting cannons for hot dogs and fireworks.
” It is day to stay united, it is day to represent 13 colonies, it is a day to stand for the country, it is a day to salute brave warriors who fought for the freedom of our country. Have a great 4th of July. ”
” I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. ” – Abraham Lincoln
Even though the holiday has some predictable elements — there will be barbecues, parades and, yes, fireworks injuries — here are six unexpected facts about the holiday.
THE FOURTH OF JULY WAS ALMOST THE SECOND OF JULY
Americans have been celebrating independence from British rule on July 4 for more than two centuries, but a more accurate date to celebrate may actually be July 2.
While Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, it made the formal call for freedom on July 2. The Declaration of Independence became official only on Aug. 2, 1776, after members of Congress signed the document, according to the National Archives.
President John Adams wrote in a letter to his wife that July 2 should be celebrated by future generations as the "great anniversary festival" for the new nation. He almost got his wish.
A FAMOUS HOT DOG EATING COMPETITION STARTED AS A FIGHT OVER WHO WAS MORE PATRIOTIC
Four immigrants arguing over who was the most patriotic on the Fourth of July decided to settle their dispute with a hot dog eating contest, according to Nathan's Famous. That contest became the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest — one of the best-known competitions in the realm of "competitive eating."
More than 100 years later, competitors and about 30,000 fans flock to Coney Island in Brooklyn every year to watch the spectacle and celebrate America's birthday, according to Major League Eating, which oversees professional eating contests. The contest is even broadcast live on ESPN.
NATIVE AMERICAN GROUPS CELEBRATE THEIR OWN HOLIDAYS AND HOLD CEREMONIES
Some Native Americans see the Fourth of July as a chance to hold ceremonies to celebrate their own traditions. According to the National Museum of the American Indian, a disproportionate number of tribal gatherings take place on July 4.
Some tribes — including the Kiowa of Oklahoma and the Lakota of South Dakota — celebrate on the Fourth because the date coincides with their Sun Dances, the most important ceremony for Plains Indians. From July 1 to 4, the Navajo Nation holds a fair and a rodeo to celebrate Independence Day, according to the Navajo Nation Fair website.
THREE PRESIDENTS HAVE DIED ON JULY 4 (AND ONE HAD AN INDEPENDENCE-DAY BIRTHDAY)
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on July 4. Adams and Jefferson died the same day and year, in 1826 — exactly 50 years after Congress declared independence. Adams, the second president, is rumored to have whispered "Thomas Jefferson survives" just before dying, according to the White House. Little did he know that Jefferson had died a few hours earlier, 500 miles away in Virginia.
Calvin Coolidge is the only president to share a birthday with his country. Every year on the Fourth of July, Coolidge's hometown in Vermont holds a birthday celebration for the 30th president, which includes a march to his grave.
THE LIBERTY BELL HASN'T RUNG IN 171 YEARS
Instead of being rung, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped 13 times every July 4 by descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, according to Adam Duncan, a spokesman for the National Park Service.
The Liberty Bell last rang on Feb. 23, 1846, to celebrate George Washington's birthday, Duncan said. It hasn't been rung for the 171 years since then because of fears that it would worsen the crack.
THE UNITED STATES WILL GAIN 15,000 NEW CITIZENS THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Across the country, more than 65 naturalization ceremonies will be extra patriotic as 15,000 people become U.S. citizens over the holiday weekend, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. That's more than double the 7,000 citizens naturalized over the holiday last year, according to USCIS.
Ceremonies will be held at historically-significant places like George Washington's Mount Vernon home and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. On Independence Day, naturalization ceremonies will be "enhanced" with speakers and musical performers, USCIS spokeswoman Marilu Cabrera said.
CORRECTION (July 4, 2017 7:50 a.m. ET) An earlier version of this article misstated the year when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died. It was 1826, not 1829