America's birthday, July 4th, is right around the corner! We can't wait to have BBQs, drink beer, and watch fireworks surrounded by friends and family.
But how much do Americans really spend on their favorite indulgences every Independence day? See the crazy stats and facts below!
Over 16,000 fireworks displays are held each July 4th
40% of Americans will attend a July 4th fireworks display
An estimated $1 billion will be spent on fireworks this July 4th
July 4th is America's #1 beer-drinking holiday
$568 million - estimated spending on July 4th wine
$1 billion - estimated spending on July 4th beer in 2018
700 million pounds of chicken are purchased the week leading up to July 4th
61% of Americans will attend a July 4th picnic
150 million hotdogs are consumed every July 4th
74 is the record number to beat at this year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest - the record was set last year by Joey Chestnut at the same contest!
61% of an Americans own an American flag
$5.4 million - annual value of imported American flags (most of which are made in China)
26% of Americans will purchase patriotic merch this July 4th