Did You Know… Independence Day Should Actually Be on July 2?

New York, NY, July 02, 2015: Fourth of July celebrations are as diverse as its audiences. In the past, the day was traditionally celebrated with firing of guns, parades, ceremonies and patriotic speeches but now celebrations include additional activities such as fireworks, barbecues, carnivals, baseball games, concerts and family reunions. Other private events celebrating the history, government and customs of the United States are organized as well. These multiple activities suggest that different emotions of pride, patriotism, fun and unity bind this day.

123Greetings.com brings together some interesting facts you may or may not already know about the 4th of July:

July 2 is the real day of Independence, but it's celebrated on the Fourth because that's when congress accepted Jefferson's declaration.

To avoid cracking it, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. To mark the quintessential day, every Fourth of July it is symbolically tapped 13 times.

The Pennsylvania Evening Post was the first newspaper to print the Declaration of Independence with the statement, “This day the Continental Congress declared the United Colonies Free and Independent States.”

The White House held its first 4th of July party in 1801.

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