Independence Day of the United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress. The thirteen American colonies then considered themselves as a new nation.
Here’s how far we’ve come.
$6.77B – Total planned spending on July 4th food.
150 Mil. – Hot dogs are consumed each July 4th holiday.
700 Mil. Lbs – Of chicken are purchased in the week prior to July 4th.
$4.4 Mil – Annual value of imported American flags, most of which are made in China.
$324+ Mil. – Value of annual fireworks imports to the U.S. (most from China).
67% – Of all annual fireworks injuries take place within a month of July 4th.
A big thanks to WalletHub for the stats! Logon for more….