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4TH JULY CELEBRATIONS

WHAT: 4TH JULY CELEBRATIONS
WHY: NATIONAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS
WHEN: 4TH JULY 2019
WHERE: GLOBALLY
COST: FREE

Well, he’s been, upset the Royal Family and British Politicians, told us what we should do and climbed back on-board Airforce 1 back to the US. But, if it has taught us anything about Politics, it has at least proven that we are not the only Country with a fool at the helm!

As 4th July celebrations are around the corner, Americans across the world will be readying themselves for one of the biggest events in their family celebrations calendar.

In 1776, the USA declared its independence from Great Britain but whilst the event date was put into law as being the 4th July when the signatures were added to the Declaration of Independence, the remainder of the signees did not apply their John Hancock until 2 August 1776.

Today, celebrations take place in every Town and City and generally are centered around family entertainment including BBQ’s and family reunions and there is generally some sort of firework show on offer which will be either local government or nationally funded. However, some of the biggest companies in the US, like Macy’s hold a HUGE firework display in celebration of the event which is reported on across the US. Many of the shows will include patriotic music including the Star-Spangled Banner, Dixie (in the South) or Yankee Doodle (in the North East of the country). There is also the ‘Salute to the Union’ which is carried out by the Presidential Salute Battery which forms part of the US Infantry Regiment and one round is fired for each State and the event takes place in Arlington National Cemetery.

Some of the events are like re-runs of events of the time of the signing of the Declaration and there are even areas of the States that are wholly dedicated to the history of the period.

Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia houses a town which is a living history of the time and they have a cast of helpers who will take the public through what happened leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence and actors will portray the likes of Thomas Jefferson and numerous other residents from the time who are being faithfully depicted.

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Firework events will be taking place across the States but here in the UK they are a little thin on the ground but if you are in the mood for a big celebration event for your family and friends, there are some taking place particularly around London.

Here is some of the entertainment on offer:

BEER FESTIVAL – THE WHITE HORSE, PARSONS GREEN LONDON

Includes of course BEER, an American BBQ and live music to get you in the mood.

RIB EATING CONTEST – THE BIG EASY, CHELSEA, LONDON

Since 1992, The Big Easy in on-trend Chelsea has been holding this event. If you just love sticky BBQ ribs and fancy a challenge, get along and munch away.

DEMOCRATS ABROAD PICNIC – PORTMAN SQUARE, LONDON

Sunday 30th June – this annual event attracts thousands of ex-patriots along to enjoy the festivities. Fantastic food concessions, music, entertainment and of course the chance to pick a spot and enjoy a picnic.

AMERICAN MUSEUM AND GARDENS, BATH

Not necessarily a place that I would especially associate with the US but, it is reported to be great fun. Saturday, 1st July, there will be fun, games and entertainment including American Football, cheerleading, classic fairground rides and great food from Spitfire BBQ. With live entertainment throughout, there will be plenty to see and do (they even have an Elvis tribute act!).

Of course, if you are planning a 4th July party of your own and want some top quality fireworks to enjoy in the evening, we are delivering all over the UK (to numerous customers both domestic and armed forces events) so get your order in as soon as possible and we can add you to the schedule.

So, have a great and more importantly safe 4th July and we hope you have a great time, wherever in the World you are.

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Calling all American Ex-Pats

The USA celebrates independence from Britain 238 years ago and there is no indication of this joy waning anytime soon.

Over the last couple of weeks we have had an unprecedented number of orders from all corners of the UK wanting fireworks for their friends, family and loved ones either who are ex-pats or visiting on holiday. From US airbases to teachers who have been over in ‘Blighty’ for some time the orders are rich and varied and the one thing that makes fireworks in the UK better than over in the states – we are allowed more flash powder than they are! So, if their biggest barrage contains 500 gm of flash, ours contains almost 2 kilos of explosive.

The biggest of the bunch is the Ultimate Devastation which launches 200 shots in 35 seconds and packs an incredible 1900 grams of powder (explosive power) and at half the RRP it is everything it should be, BIG, BRIGHT, BOLD AND INCREDIBLY LOUD – Just the thing for your 4th July celebrations.

We hold a MASSIVE range of TOP QUALITY CONSUMER DISPLAY FIREWORKS at HALF the RRP.

If you are holding an event to celebrate Independence Day, get in touch with us immediately to ensure that you will receive them in time.

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND HAPPY 4TH JULY TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS CELEBRATING.

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Top Twenty 4th July Firework Safety Tips

Everybody loves a great 4th July fireworks show, but we have compiled some useful tips to ensure that your fourth July fireworks show is as safe as possible:

1. Keep fireworks in a closed box and out of reach of children.

2. Never buy illegal fireworks, always buy fireworks from a reputable retailer.

3. Never try to make your own fireworks!

4. Never handle fireworks if you have consumed alcohol or drugs.

5. Follow the instructions on each firework carefully, use a torch if required, but never use a naked flame such as a lighter!

6. Light only one firework at a time.

7. Light the fireworks at arm’s length using a portfire/taper and stand well back.

8. Never go back to a lit firework, even if the firework fails to go off.

9. Don’t hold lit fireworks in your hand.

10. Never put fireworks in your pocket, as the friction could cause the fireworks to set off.

11. Never throw fireworks.

12. Always point rockets away from spectators.

13. Point fireworks away from homes, trees and any other easily flammable materials.

14. Wear safety goggles when lighting fireworks.

15. If possible wear a high visibility jacket and a hard hat.

16. Light only one sparkler at a time and please handle sparklers carefully as temperatures can reach up to 2,000ºC.

17. Children must be supervised by an adult when handling sparklers and please ensure children wear gloves when using sparklers.

18. Dispose of sparklers in a bucket of water.

19. Always keep a first aid kit to hand in case of any injuries.

20. Animals can get very distressed when fireworks go off. Please keep animals indoors for their own protection.

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