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July 4th Fireworks

Why Do We Shoot Off Fireworks on the Fourth of July?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.04.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Fireworks, Fearing Death and Other Family Fun on the 4th of July

Stacey Gill | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Stacey Gill

Every 4th of July for me is exactly the same. Every 4th of July I fear for my life.

The Best Places To See Fireworks On The 4th Of July

The Active Times | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

Our Founding Fathers may not have been able to predict specifics about modern day society, but they knew our independence would always be something worth celebrating--and no celebration would ever be too grand, too loud or too bright.

4th of July Fireworks: The 10 Most Extravagant Displays in the U.S.

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business

Americans have celebrated Independence Day with fireworks displays since the country's first Fourth of July in 1777. Today, the fireworks industry is big business, with average Americans spending millions of dollars on retail fireworks every year.

On Being American

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Media
Nigel Hamilton

I became an American on Nov. 4, 2010, at an elegant ceremony in Great Hall of Bullfinch's Faneuil Hall, Boston, beneath a vast painting of Daniel Webster debating the preservation of the Union with Robert Hayne of South Carolina.

Bombs Bursting in Air

Randi Miller | Posted 09.05.2014 | DC
Randi Miller

More pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. And as I sit in my house every Independence Day night with the volume turned ...

Americans Celebrate 4th Of July Around The World

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 07.04.2014 | World

Each year on July 4th, America celebrates Independence Day, remembering the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the country's independence...

7 Tips For You And Your Dog This July 4th

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

You might be excited to head to your neighbor's house to barbecue and watch the fireworks, but chances are your dog is freaked out about it. With the ...

Here's What To Watch This July 4th

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment

The Fourth of July may just be the most patriotic holiday of the calendar year. It's the day we celebrate our country's fight for freedom and independ...

The Most Amazing Spots to Watch Fireworks This 4th of July

The Active Times | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

We won't say which we think is the best--though we will name the biggest--we're outlining a few of the major shows and where you should go to get the best view.

The Most Disturbing Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Al DeLuise | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

A few years ago I woke up, opened my eyes, and was petrified to find myself blind in my right eye. It was like a painted window, there was no sunlight except for a small sliver that fell in at the top. I rubbed my eyes, but no change. I jumped out of bed and ran to the bathroom. I stared at myself in the mirror. Everything looked fine on the outside, but still nothing.

Why Fireworks Make Me Cry

David W. Peters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Impact
David W. Peters

The noises sound hostile and angry to me. I see arms and legs shattering the bodies of people I know in every red, white, and blue explosion. I don't try to hide from them, I just start to weep.

July 4th Fireworks: Safety Tips And Ways To Avoid Injuries

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Alyona and Caroline talk about the ways to stay safe while handling fireworks on Fourth of July. Watch the video above for more information....

Where To Buy Fireworks For July 4th

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Alyona and Caroline discuss the different purchasing rules for fireworks in the various states across the country. Watch the video above for more info...

Best July 4th Parades In America

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Fourth of July Fireworks should be larger than life. As Independence Day rounds the corner for the 235th time, we decided to take a look at the best p...

The Best Views for July 4th Fireworks

Room 77 | Posted 09.03.2013 | Travel
Room 77

Independence Day fireworks are a great American tradition -- so why stay home to watch the festivities? Here's a list of the best hotels with the highest "Boom Factor," offering the best vantage points to watch the sky sparkle this 4th of July.

How Exactly Do Fireworks Work?

LiveScience | Adam Hadhazy | Posted 07.03.2013 | Science

About halfway between the comparatively sedate Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays, you can't miss the pyrotechnical gloriousness that is Fourth of Ju...

How to Have a Happy Companion on Fourth of July

Cesar Millan | Posted 09.02.2013 | Celebrity
Cesar Millan

When the fireworks are going off this year, pay attention to how your dogs react, and which of these techniques help the most. Make notes, then plan ahead for next year. July 5th is the best day to start the process of preparing your dog for next year's festivities.

How About 200 Sparklers At Once?

Posted 07.03.2013 | Comedy

Sparklers have long been the safety scissors of fireworks. But lighting 200 sparklers at once? Now that's a show of patriotism. According to Hous...

The Ridiculous Amount Americans Are Spending on Fireworks This Fourth of July | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

2013-07-03-newscom_theridiculous.jpgHere are some of the best places to celebrate this year's Fourth of July, without breaking the bank:

8 Superlative Fourth of July Celebrations

MiniTime | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel

With the Fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year, millions of families are planning a four-day break to celebrate the holiday. Looking for a place to get your red, white, and blue on? Here are six standout July 4th celebrations in the USA.

Eleazar David Melendez

Fireworks Sales Booming In 2013 | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business

After Michigan allowed the sale of explosive airborne fireworks for the first time in 71 years last year, the Patriot Fireworks Company had to deal wi...

Fireworks! So Many Great Places To See Fireworks!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While there are many Fourth of July events in Washington, D.C. scheduled for Thursday, not everyone wants to fight crowds on the Nationa...

Will You Be Watching Fireworks On July 4th? (POLL)

Posted 06.28.2013 | Home

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Everything You Need To Know About Fireworks

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

Nothing says Fourth of July like an enormous fireworks display, one that tops last year's crowd-pleaser and fills your body with pride. Sadly, that mi...