Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA

Independence Day Fun!

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First of all we would like to wish everyone a very happy Independence Day weekend! We hope you are enjoying some fun family time in your garden and outside seeing the fireworks. We also want to remind you that the Garden Center will be closed on July 4th.

For a fun change of pace, we thought we would mix things up with some trivia questions. Answers will be in the comment section.

  1. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July Fourth?
  2. What day did most signers of the Declaration of Independence actually sign the document?
  3. When did the Fourth of July become a legal federal holiday?
  4. America isn’t the only nation that celebrates the Fourth of July. Which other countries do, and why?
  5. Which newspaper first printed the Declaration of Independence?
  6. Which president first held a Fourth of July celebration at the White House?
  7. When was the first fireworks celebration for Independence Day?

Take your best guesses and then scroll down to the comments and check your answers. Make sure you challenge your friends at your July 4th BBQ tomorrow 🙂


One thought on “Independence Day Fun!

  1. The answers to the trivia questions are:
    1. Two.
    2. Aug. 2, 1776.
    3. 1870. Then, in 1938, Congress reaffirmed the holiday to make sure all workers received full pay.
    4. It might sound odd, but if you celebrate the Fourth of July outside the U.S., you still might see fireworks in Denmark, England, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. This is because thousands of people emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900s. Some European celebrations on the Fourth take place near tourist destinations — to attract U.S. travelers — or near American military bases.
    5. The Pennsylvania Evening Post
    6. Thomas Jefferson
    7. 1777. Congress chose fireworks as a way to celebrate the first anniversary. They were ignited over Philadelphia. The celebration also included bonfires and bells.

    Hope you got a bunch right!

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