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The 4th of July is this week and there are a lot of things going on around town. This holiday is known for extravagant parades, family parties, and fireworks.

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The history of the 4th of July

  • Philadelphia held the first annual commemoration of independence on July 4, 1777, while Congress was still occupied with the ongoing war.
  • Massachusetts became the first state to make July 4th an official state holiday
  • In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday; in 1941, the provision was expanded to grant a paid holiday to all federal employees.

Here are some tips for keeping safe during the festivities.

Fireworks safety:

  1. Always have an adult present, even for sparklers.
  2. Keep a safe distance away after lighting fireworks.
  3. Don’t point the fireworks at another person, house, vehicle, etc.
  4. Keep a hose or bucket of water nearby in case of a fire.
  5. Make sure that it is legal to shoot the fireworks in your area.
  6. Be aware if there are any fireworks sensitive neighbors and let them know ahead of time so they can prepare.

If you have a dog that is afraid of the loud noises, here is a tip for helping them calm down


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