We’ve got a birthday to celebrate! In just a couple of weeks America will turn 233 years old! Everyone seems to celebrate it in one way or another, or at least acknowledge it.
I just say the words, ”4th of July” and immediately you’ve got images of fireworks, parades, and barbeques flooding your mind. Everything is red, white, and blue. Uncle Sam has a big grin and is dancing about in the streets. Flags are waving away and there’s an overall feeling of happiness, right? At the very least, most of us think of the 4th of July as the start of summer and spend some time outside basking or playing in the sun – slathered in sunscreen, of course.
Here’s some interesting facts you may not know about Independence Day. Share them with your friends and family and you’ll look utterly brilliant, and, no doubt be the life of the party on the 4th of July.
- The first Independence Day was celebrated on July 8th, 1776 – not on the 4th!
- The 4th of July wasn’t even a federal legal holiday until 1941!
- In 1776 there were 2.5 million people in the 13 original colonies. Last year on the 4th, there were 302 million in 50 states.
- The US imported about $216 million of fireworks in 2006, with $206 million from China.
- We also imported $5.3 million in flags – again, mostly from China.
- Americans eat more than 150 million hot dogs on the 4th of July!
Throw on your party clothes and celebrate Uncle Sam’s birthday. Do it in style. Red, white, and blue is the way to go - whether you’re in a bikini, shorts and a t-shirt, or a suit. Top off the look with a party hat just right for the occasion. We’ve got your traditional Uncle Sam top hat! You just can’t go wrong with these! They are all really well-made and fun. I love the quality of these and the velvet-like material they are made out of. They are comfy as can be and hold their shape fantastically. And they all have this great little feature - size adjusters inside. You can make them fit your head perfectly. This comes in really handy for me – being of the more compact size than most.
These are these are the perfect party-hat for whatever type of birthday celebration you may having for our country this year. I’m thinking — great with a bikini at the beach or in the stadium watching some killer fireworks extravaganza.
So get out there – watch those parades, hit the beaches, light up the grill, oooh and aaahhh over fireworks, wave your flags, blow your horns this Independence Day. Celebrate! It’s party-time!