Top 10 Reasons We Celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July

No. 10
The fifth of May was already taken

No. 9
It’s nearly impossible to enjoy a picnic in January

No. 8
Baseball needed an excuse for having fireworks after a game

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No. 7
Manufacturers of tiny American flags start their vacations on the 5th

No. 6
Statistically it never rains on the fourth day of the seventh month

No. 5
Whoever heard of eating watermelon in October

No. 4
It’s fun watching a parade on one of the hottest days of the year

No. 3
Thomas Jefferson finished his cursive writing certification in June

No. 2
Hallmark said so

And the No. 1 reason we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th
That was the date that the Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence that had been drafted in June with the final draft submitted on July 2nd. The date of July 4th, 1776, was then added to the handwritten draft that is now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, DC, as well as on printed copies of the Declaration of Independence that were circulated throughout the colonies. The Fourth of July did not become a national holiday for almost a hundred years until the US Congress did so in 1870 along with Christmas and several other federal holidays.

Happy Fourth of July to all our friends from the LPM team.

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