Fourth of July will be awkward this year. With the holiday falling into the middle of the week it will make many a reveler stop to ponder when they should host their festivities. And if the date doesn’t throw you off – the following stats will.
According to figures compiled by Andrea Dickson of Wisebread, Americans will prove the following estimates to be true this upcoming holiday:
700 million poundsÂ of chicken will be purchased the seven days leading up to the holiday.
190 million poundsÂ of red meat will also be stockpiled by Americans.
252 million pounds ofÂ Â fireworks will be sold to individuals for personal celebrations.
25 million poundsÂ of fireworks will be sold to cities and municipalities for public celebrations.
900 million dollarsÂ will be spent on fireworks.
9,200Â people will be injured by them.
5 millionÂ dollars worth of American flags will be imported into the US from China.
So when planning how you’ll be celebrating, stop to ponder how you can make your festivities more conscientious, less consuming and safer for both people and the planet. If you already have an action plan – share your ideas with us below.
Wishing you a happy Fourth of July!