Every summer the 4th of July is anticipated with great joy. Friends and families gather together to celebrate the holiday, enjoy the hot summer weather, take in a ball game, attend a parade and follow it all up with a very festive cookout. This year is no different than any other and will see over 122,000,000 Americans having fun as they gather for the traditional picnic cookout. So let’s take a playful moment to look at some interesting facts about this big day. Before we delve into the gastronomically amazing numbers it might surprise you to know;
1. The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
2. The first official Fourth of July party was held at the White House in 1801.
3. Only John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
4. Only 2.5 million people lived in the US in 1776, about 314 million live here now.
5. The tune of the National Anthem was originally an English drinking song.
6. It is the biggest hot dog holiday of the year.
Number six on the list above is our introduction of some truly amazing facts about how Americans eat, nosh and snack there way through this day. In the table below you will see some astounding numbers of “party time feasting!”
So from all of us at Monitis to all of you, have a wonderful 4th of July, enjoy your cookouts and fireworks! Happy Independence Day!!!