CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY

Celebrating Independence Day
Posted on 03 July 2013 by DHL Admin

If you have family or friends in the States, more than likely they’ll be celebrating 4th July with backyard BBQs and explosive fireworks. DHL helps families and friends celebrate special events, like Independence Day, regardless of the distance between them.

We make it easy to send gifts to your friends this Independence Day. With over 1,200 DHL Service Points nationwide, we’re sure to be on a high street near you. So, once you’ve found the perfect present, just take it to your local Service Point and we’ll send it on its way!

Why not impress them with some of our favourite 4th July facts?

  • On 4th July 1776, America declared its independence from Britain. It was the separation of 13 colonies from Great Britain.
  • Each year on 4th July, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics and family gatherings.
  • The estimated population on 4th July 2013 is 316.2 million
  • Three of America’s first five presidents died on 4th July.
  • 150 million hotdogs are consumed on 4th July every year
  • 700 million lbs of chicken is purchased in the week leading up to 4th July
  • 190 million lbs of red meat/pork is purchased in the week leading up to 4th July
  • 25 million lbs of fireworks is sold to cities for public celebrations
  • 11: number of places in the US with “Independence” in their name

Sources: (CNN, The Herald Tribune, US Census Bureau as of 7.3.2012) 

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