4th July 2014
We would like to wish everyone, especially our American customers, a very happy 4th of July.
This is how we celebrated, one year, whilst in Manhattan NYC!
Some fun facts about the date-
In a spooky yet perhaps appropriate way, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on 4th July 1826, both former Presidents and patriots were the last surviving members of the original American revolutionaries. James Monroe also died on the 4th July in 1931.
Malia Obama, the current first daughter, was actually born on the 4th July in 1998!
According to TIME magazine, the 4th July is the biggest day for hotdog sales, with 155 million being sold on Independence day alone!
Though today it is traditional for Americans to feast on a BBQ in the backyard, Justine Sterling wrote in 2011 for Delish.com that, “According to legend, on July 4, 1776, John Adams…and his wife, Abigail, sat down for a celebratory meal of turtle soup, New England poached salmon with egg sauce, green peas and boiled new potatoes in jackets. They followed the meal with Indian pudding or Apple Pandowdy.”
Though too fragile to be rung, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is ‘tapped’ thirteen times on the day to signify the original 13 colonies.
Americans began celebrating Independence day as early as 1777.
If you enjoy beef on your barbecue, there are approx. 6.1 billion pounds of cattle and calves in Texas alone, the state provides more beef hot dogs, burgers and steaks than any other, accounting for one sixth of the country’s production of beef in 2013. If you prefer pork, this is most likely to have come from the state of Iowa, who have the largest population of pigs and hogs, owning 19.8 million out of the total 62.9 million in America.
Enjoy your day whether you are going to some fireworks, having a barbecue in your yard, or going to a 4th of July parade!