Independence Day facts and figures

Independence Day facts and figures

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It's time to celebrate America's 242nd birthday with fireworks, family and friends, patriotic outfits, and a lot of hot dogs (about 150 million hot dogs to be exact).

Here are some interesting facts about America's Independence Day:

  • Americans spend approximately $7.15 billion on food for the Fourth of July, compared to $1.6 billion on beer and over $800 million on fireworks, according to Wallet Hub.
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.
  • There are 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence.
  • There have been 27 different officials flags used in United States History.
  • All fireworks are completely banned in Delaware and Massachusetts. In Ohio, only novelty fireworks are allowed, such as party poppers and glow worms.

Happy Fourth of July!

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