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July 4, 2015 AT 6:00 am

Why We Set Off Fireworks on the Fourth of July #4thOfJuly

Fireworks

An oldie but a goody from SmithsonianMag:

Why do we set off fireworks on the 4th of July? Because we always have.

In 1777, one year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia held a massive celebration.

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