Posted on Jul 01, 2019
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Why Fireworks on the Fourth?

On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote to his wife:

“I am apt to believe that [Independence Day] will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival,” he wrote. “It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

A year later, the United States first celebrated Independence Day and the skies were illuminated with bonfires, cannons, guns and fireworks. Today, more than 14,000 fireworks are set off across the country in celebration.  


Where to Watch Connecticut Fireworks in July 2019

July 2nd, 2019

  • Meriden
  • Vernon

July 3rd, 2019

  • Danbury
  • Derby
  • Fairfield
  • Norwalk
  • Shelton
  • Stratford
  • West Haven

July 4th, 2019

  • Haddam
  • Middlebury
  • New Britain
  • New Canaan
  • New Haven
  • Ridgefield
  • Weston
  • Westport

July 5th, 2019

  • Norwalk
  • Orange
  • Simsbury
  • Torrington

July 6th, 2019

  • Darien
  • Greenwich
  • Manchester
  • Putnam
  • Wallingford

July 7th, 2019

  • Enfield
  • Waterbury

July 12th, 2019

  • Farmington

July 13th, 2019

  • Beacon Falls
  • Guilford
  • New London

July 19th, 2019

  • New London

July 20th, 2019

  • Newington

July 21st, 2019

  • Oxford

 


The National Safety Council’s Safety Tips

  • Never Use Fireworks While Impaired by Drugs or Alcohol
  • Never Allow Young Children to Handle Fireworks
  • Older Children Should Use Them Only Under Close Adult Supervision
  • Anyone Using Fireworks or Standing Nearby Should Wear Protective Eyewear
  • Never Light them Indoors
  • Only Use them Away from People, Houses and Flammable Material
  • Only Light One Device at a Time and Maintain a Safe Distance After Lighting
  • Never Ignite Devices in a Container
  • Do Not Try to Re-Light or Handle Malfunctioning Fireworks
  • Soak Unused Fireworks in Water for a Few Hours before Discarding
  • Keep a Bucket of Water Nearby to Fully Extinguish Fireworks that Don’t Go Off or in Case of a Fire

Source: NSC.org


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