July 4, 2013

FROM THE ARCHIVES: YOU'D THINK IT WOULD BE POLAND:

Nine Things You Never Knew About the Fourth of July (AMY BINGHAM, July 4, 2012, ABC News)

It may be America's birthday, but the United States isn't the only country that celebrates it. Denmark started throwing a Fourth of July bash in 1912 after thousands of Danes emigrated to the United States.

Thousands of Danish Americans and U.S. military personnel stationed in Europe celebrate Independence Day at the annual outdoor festival in Rebild, Denmark. The Danish tourism office bills it as the largest Fourth of July celebration outside the United States.

Former presidents such as Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush have been keynote speakers at the celebration, as have other famous Americans like Walter Cronkite and Walt Disney, according to the Rebild National Park Society.

[originally posted: 7/04/12]
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