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Facts About Fireworks of July 4 - The American Independence Day

Philadelphia Fireworks, Year 1777
Philadelphia Fireworks, Year 1777
FAIRFAX, Va. - July 3, 2013 - PRLog -- Fireworks are an integral part of all the significant celebrations around the world. Fireworks play an important role in the Independence Day Celebrations in the US. Though United States became independent in the year 1776, the fireworks were used for Independence Day Celebration in the US only on the 4th of July 1777.

Facts about Fireworks Display of 4th July

The fireworks used on 4th July are largely imported from China. Did you know, in 2011 Americans imported fireworks worth $233 million from China?

Do you know that the sight of fireworks on July 4th rouses the feeling of patriotism among the Americans? John Adam’s the second President of America, and the first Vice-president of America, in letter to his wife, Abigail had mentioned that the American Independence Day should be celebrated with pomp and show. He also mentioned that he personally would like to celebrate 4th July with sports, bonfires, bells, shows and fireworks.

Did you know that the Evening Post had reported the Independence Day celebration of 1777 held in Philadelphia? It had reported that 13 rockets were used in the celebrations to symbolize the 13 independent colonies of the United States of America. In the same year, fireworks were exhibited by Colonel Thomas Crafts in Boston.

A great variety of fireworks were used for Independence Day celebrations by 1783. In short, pyrotechnics industry was booming by this time and introduced an array of fireworks such as serpents, rockets, wheels, cherry trees, table rockets, wheels and fountains.

Fireworks are the highlight of the Independence Day celebrations of July 4th.  Everyday Yard Sale has a list of photographs associated with this occasion.

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