Wishing you and yours a Happy 4th of July weekend! Here are some interesting facts I found on CNN’s website about Independence Day in the United States.
America’s 239th Independence Day will be celebrated on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Fireworks sales by wholesalers totaled $508.1 million and sales by retailers totaled $369.4.(Census, 2012)
- Of the $3.6 million spent on the purchase of U.S. flags, $3.5 million was spent on U.S. flags made in China. (Census, 2014)
- The Fourth of July is the most popular holiday for grilling out (68 percent), followed by Memorial Day (52 percent) and Labor Day (51 percent). (Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 2013)