Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fact of the Day: Slow Congress

While Independence Day (July 4th) has been celebrated since the nation's birth, it took quite some time for make an official holiday. Congress finally made it a federal holiday in 1870, almost a hundred years after the first Independence Day. 

20 comments:

Margaret D said...

Really. It does sometimes take a long time for Governments to recognize certainly significant occasions.

Bob Bushell said...

Independence Day, from who???????????????

Emmylou said...

Talk about red tape, eh? :)

Pilar Domínguez said...

I thought that Independence day was celebrated since 1776. Very interesting. Kisses:)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Better late than never, I guess.

Kiran Palwasha said...

Happy Independence day! This what we say here in Pakistan :) A time when we got independence from Britishers. But i wonder from whom your country got independence. Would you explain its detail?

Joy said...

Happy independence day to you all:)

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, that took them long enough, no wonder nothing gets done

stephen Hayes said...

It just goes to show that people don't really need a governmental sanction to celebrate something that's important.

Lucy said...

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Unknown said...

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Dana said...

LOL I love Pat's comment!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

People can celebrate without the need for government

Christine said...

interesting!

CraveCute said...

Great tidbit of information! Isn't it amazing that we could bitterly fight the British for our independence and now be such good and cooperative friends. But now in our own country as Democrats and Republicans we can't even get along with each other!!

Anna-Alina said...

it took too much time, interesting...

FilipBlog said...

Great firework, congratulations.

Greetings,
Filip

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It took some time, but it finally happened.

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's congress for you. Always late to the show.

bj said...

I had no idea it took that long. Amazing.....