25 4th Of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate…I Can’t Believe #22 Actually Happened

Posted by , Updated on July 4, 2016

The 4th of July is here, and it’s time to celebrate! Bring out that grill and get ready for a crazy independence day cookout! Go purchase big, loud, and colorful fireworks, and color the night sky with a dazzling spectacle of lights! But with all the fun and festivities, be sure to take some time to remember why we celebrate this momentous day. Are you excited? We hope so, because this Independence Day is going to be AMAZING. To help you get in a celebratory spirit, we present to you these 25 4th of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate.

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Both the Philippines and Rwanda celebrate July 4th as a day of liberation. In Southeast Asia, it is known as “Republic Day,” and Rwandans celebrate “Liberation Day.”

the Philippines and Rwanda

The White House held its first 4th of July party in 1801.

The White Housecommons.wikimedia.org

The tune of the National Anthem was originally used by an English drinking song called To Anacreon in Heaven.

English drinkingcommons.wikimedia.org

In 1954, the words ‘under God’ were added to the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island; it began in 1785.

Independence Day celebration in the United Statescommons.wikimedia.org

We hope you enjoyed these 4th of July fun facts. Did you learn something new? If so, feel free to share the wealth.

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