Fun Facts about the 4th of July, "Independence day"

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Fun Facts about the 4th of July, "Independence day"

Today we start a new month, July, and probably it’s the most American month. The celebration of the 4th of July its known worldwide. Independence Day, American flags, fireworks, parades, all those words are directly related to this celebration, but we going to take a look not to the tradition but to some fun facts about this American celebration.

The biggest surprise it´s that you may have heard that Independence Day it is celebrated on July 4 because that’s the day the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, but that’s not technically true! Although the Declaration was adopted on July 4, 1776, it wasn’t signed by most people until a month later.

According to the History Channel, there is a message written on the back of the declaration of independence, but it´s not a map, a simple message is written upside-down across the bottom of the signed document  that reads, "Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776."

According to the same article, no one knows who wrote this or when, but it was believed to have been added as a label during the years of the Revolutionary War when parchment was frequently rolled up for transport.

In 1958, a history teacher assigned a class assignment to redesign the national flag as both Alaska and Hawaii neared statehood.

Robert G. Heft, who was 16 at the time, designed a new flag using the old 48-star flag and $2.87 worth of blue cloth and white iron-on material. His design earned him a B-minus to which he challenged by sending it to Washington D.C. to be considered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

And then to the fireworks. Fireworks date back as a tradition of Independence Day as early as the first anniversary in 1777. According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, Americans spend more than $1 billionon fireworks  each year. The famed Macy’s fireworks show in New York City uses more than 75,000 fireworks shells and costs about $6 million.

Many people from all over the world travels to the United States during these dates to feel a part of the celebration and, as we do here in spain, they need to find somewhere for their currency exchange.

At Eurochange we can change your euros to dollars, or even your dollars to euros, we are glad to be your currency exchange resource. But not just to dollars, since the summer its officially here, if you planning to visit any other country check our locations to change your euro to sterling, to buy Danish krona in Spain or even to check our prices on Yen, we will gladly assist you with any information you need and be at your service to offer you the best currency exchange experience.