We all know that Independence Day marked the birth of our nation. Right from the beginning, our freedom was celebrated with parades, gatherings and fireworks – and of course, the red, white and blue is on proud display everywhere you look. It’s not hard to feel the patriotism and legacy surrounding this day.
But there are some odd facts that surround the holiday that you may not be aware of. John Adams considered July 2, 1776 as the true beginning of our nation. On that day, 54 of the founding fathers reportedly signed the historic document. However, the final 2 signatures were not added until July 4th, giving us our modern date. However, many historians have disputed either date, saying that some of the signers were not even present in Philadelphia until August of 1776. Regardless of the exact date it was signed, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Ben Franklin all went to their graves asserting the July signing. In a strange twist, both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4th, 1826, on the 50th anniversary of the holiday.
Americans are not the only people to celebrate our Independence Day. Denmark, England, Norway, Portugal and Sweden all observe the American holiday due to the thousands of their citizens who emigrated to the US in the early 1900’s. Further, England, Portugal and Sweden all host 4th of July festivities near American military installations to help boost tourism during that time frame. Staying closer to home, you are likely to find Americans waving flags at parades and attending picnics and fireworks displays.
To bring a little 4th of July sizzle to the party décor, Central Square Florist provides many beautiful floral arrangements showcasing vibrant red, white and blue flowers. America the Beautiful combines lush blooms with Old Glory herself, making a perfect decoration for barbeques and picnic tables; while the extravagant American Dream goes all out to honor the patriots in your family, or accentuate a home or office in patriotic style. Wherever you are headed this holiday, Central Square Florist has the arrangement that exudes the freedom, pride and bravery of the day. Call us today to order yours!