Monday, June 23, 2014

Let's Celebrate Independence Day with Fun Facts & a Giveaway!

I had so much fun hosting my last $25 Visa Gift Card giveaway that I've decided to do it again! This time in celebration of our most treasured national holiday - Independence Day!



Here are just a few fun facts regarding July 4th that I found on Wikipedia!

Did you know....

  • In 1779, July 4 fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday, July 5
  • In 1781 the Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration 
  • In 1791 the first recorded use of the name "Independence Day" occurred.
  • In 1870, the U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.
  • In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday

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89 comments:

  1. We have a family reunion each year at our church. Love getting to see everyone.

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  2. Having some friends and family over for a BBQ

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  3. We'll have a barbecue and watch the fireworks. Our community also has a parade we might attend.

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  4. We are celebrating independence day this year but being in the the July 4th parade on the father's fire truck. He loves to take the grand kids with him. We are then going to have a BBQ here back at the house and then head back into town to watch the local fireworks. It is going to be a fun filled day.

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  5. My daughter and I are going swimming at a lake with friends. We are going to have a picnic and watch fireworks that night.

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  6. We will be out at the lake at my daughters aunts cabin. :)

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  7. I will be working a half day and thern we will have friends over for a bbq
    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  8. My husband and I really have not made any plans this year. Most likely we will stay in and try to comfort our dog from his fear of all the loud noises!

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  9. We will be relaxing on the deck of our new (and first!) home.

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  10. I will be in Chicago seeing Dave Matthews Band perform.

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  11. I'll be working during the day, in the evening, we will be joining our neighbors in setting off fireworks.

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  12. We will be celebrating Independence Day by flying our flag, having a family picnic and going to see the fireworks in the evening.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  13. We'll be doing a family potluck with everyone bringing their favorites.
    thank you

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  15. I will be having a big family bbq on the fourth.

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  16. spending time at the lake, bbq'ing and letting off fire works.

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  17. We are having a get together to watch fireworks.

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  18. swimming and later sitting at the fire watching fire works

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  19. My husband and I have not made any plans for the holiday. We will most likely get quite a show from our own neighborhood!

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  20. spending time with friends and family at the lake.

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  21. We are having a BBQ for family and friends at our house, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  22. My hubby and I plan to have a BBQ picnic on July 4, maybe we'll go see the local boat parades.

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  23. I don't have any special plans for the Fourth.

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  24. I'm working during the day but my kids are going to the parade & then we're going to the fireworks later.

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  25. Uh Oh. Rain is predicted in our area on the 4th,so, we may end up having dinner out somewhere.

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  26. We are planning to stay home until dinner time and then go to a local fair for fireworks.

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  27. with friends and family at the lake, swimming, boating, and jet skiing.

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  28. at the lake with friends and family swimming, boating and jet skiing.

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  29. We are having a big celebration at our house.

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  30. we will be at the lake for the day.

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  31. We are going swimming a the lake and then see fireworks later in the day.

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  32. enjoying the sun with family and friends and watching fireworks

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  33. We are celebrating Independence Day by being in the parade on the Firetruck with my father and then we are having a BBQ and watching the fireworks in the evening.

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  34. we will be having fun swimming and bbq'ing

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  35. We hare having a big celebration with friends at home.

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  36. My hubby and I will be having our own little cookout alone.

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  37. Today is the 4th and it looks as though we may be having company. My husband had our pool filled yesterday, so there will be swimming and a cook out if the weather permits.

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  38. We're having our neighborhood BBQ/potluck today!
    Will be so much fun seeing what everyone brings.

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  39. I celebrated the holiday by helping my husband to repair leaks in our pool. Sounds like fun eh? I also had to comfort 2 dogs who were shaking with fear because our neighbors were setting off loud fireworks. I am so glad it's over! Hope your holiday was better than mine!

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  40. I didn't do anything special, just relaxed at home.

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  41. We spent Independence Day in Texas with our family that lives there! We had smoked brisket and watched fireworks and it was awesome!

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  42. We had a party with fireworks at our house.

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  43. We spent the day at my grandparents house with the kids and then went to our towns firework show in the evening!

    nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

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  44. We celebrated by spending the day with family at a pool party and grilling out!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  45. We do our own fireworks. It's a tradition!

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  46. We spent the 4th hosting a party at our home.

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  47. I spent the Fourth at home.

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  48. I didn't do anything special, just stayed home and relaxed.

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  49. we had a great time with family and friends and watched fireworks.

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  50. The rain held off so we had a great cook out, lots of fun, also checked on our wild blueberries, they're a bit late this year, haven't ripened yet.

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  51. I like to BBQ on Independence day with my family!

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  52. we had so much fun at the lake. the fireworks were exciting.

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  53. My husband and I had a bbq and enjoyed the outdoors.

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  54. We had a nice cook out, and this weekend, we've been invited to a block party!

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  55. I'm going to catch a baseball game at the stadium

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  56. I didn't do anything special for the Fourth, just stayed home.

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  57. a great time was had with great people and great food.

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  58. We went to the beach for Independence Day and watched the fireworks.

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  59. We had a get together with friends at our hosue.

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  60. Family and friends got together to have a BBQ (which included my boyfriend's son who got 3 days of leave from the navy).

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  61. we had fun at the lake and enjoyed watching fireworks.

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  62. We invited friends and family over for a cookout. And all went together to watch the fireworks after dark.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  63. celebrated at the lake with friends and family

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  64. We invited some friends over for a cookout, and fireworks later on!

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  65. didn't do anything this year, just watched the works on tv - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  66. We celebrated at my sisters house. We had a BBQ and watched fire works.

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  67. We went to a local fair and fireworks show.

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  68. we watched fireworks.my husband and my children.we had a great time

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  69. I love the family cookout we always have on the 4th of July!

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  70. We went to a friends house for dinner and then to the fireworks

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  71. we had a bbq and then we went and watched fireworks

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  72. we ha da great time at the lake, hope to go again soon.

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  73. We actually relaxed and watched the fireworks from our back yard. We enjoyed the the pace of the day.

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  74. We had a big family bbq on the fourth.

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  75. We went out of town to catch some fireworks and had a BBQ!

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  76. We went to the lake and watched the fireworks. It was awesome!

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  77. We had a barbecue and lit some fireworks on the 4th.

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  78. We spent the day at home. Our local fireworks were the week before so we went to those. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  79. We celebrated the 4th by having friends over for a barbecue and fireworks.

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  80. We just ate a lot and relaxed at home. It was great.

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  81. We had a barbecue and watched our neighbors fireworks on Independence Day this year. It was a fairly quiet year.

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  82. We always attend a family BBQ at my inlaws for the 4th. They have a lovely backyard, so it's really a great day!

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  83. I went to a BBQ and then the local fireworks show.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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