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Have you ever wondered why we celebrate the Fourth of July or how the Fourth of July holiday came about? Many folks think we celebrate the Fourth of July because it is the day we received our Independence from England but it was signed by Congress on July 2, 1777. Fireworks have been a part of the Fourth of July since the very first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.  The custom of fireworks on the Fourth spread fairly slowly. They spread through New England and New York in the decades after the Revolution. But the firing of cannon and muskets and parades were much more common. In addition, fireworks at the time were very expensive, tricky to manage safely, and not nearly as impressive as the fireworks displays now.

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