Archive for July 3rd, 2008

Holiday Invite: Independence Day on the Net

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Happy 4th of July! 

Holidays on the Net invites you to celebrate America’s birthday with us. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence — and a nation was born!

Whether you enjoy BBQs, fireworks or picnics in the park, we’ve got plenty of fun for your 4th of July. To help your family get into the independence spirit, we also have a trove of craft projects and coloring pictures that are perfect for kids young and old.

If you’re a history buff, Independence Day is probably one of your favorite holidays. What better way to relive our nation’s history than to spend its birthday visiting the national monuments and memorials in Washington, DC?

Or you can visit our site for a refresher on the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, the timeline of the American Flag and the full text and signers of the Declaration of Independence. And if you’re a trivia freak, you don’t want to miss our Did You Know? Facts and Figures about July 4th.

Are you planning to host or attend a 4th of July cookout (would it be July 4th if you didn’t?!) Be sure to peruse all our great grill recipes — plus our patriotic pastries, like Mom’s Favorite Apple Pie.

This July 4th, 2008, America will be celebrating its 232nd birthday. We look forward to hosting you at our biggest birthday bash yet!

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net



Countdown to US Independence Day 2008 – Top 10 National Parks – Everglades National Park

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

One of America’s greatest treasures is its National Park system. Today there are nearly 400 national parks in every state in the Union except Delaware.

So join us as we continue our countdown to Independence Day 2008 with a look at our top ten national parks. Why not visit one of them this 4th of July to truly experience America?

Everglades National Park, Florida
America’s largest wetland, the Everglades National Park is home to a diversity of endangered (and dangerous) animals. Furry and scaly friends include the American crocodile, the West Indian manatee, the Florida panther and 27 species of snakes (only 4 are poisonous, though).

If you’re looking for a little adventure this Independence Day, why not take advantage of one of the Everglade’s 47 designated wilderness camp sights — most of which are accessible only by boat.

As you might imagine, summer weather in the Everglades is hot and humid, with temperatures reaching 90 degrees and humidity exceeding 90 percent. Rainy season (and not coincidentally, mosquito season) is June through October, so bring your bug spray. The Everglades National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day.

Entrance Fees: $10 per private car, good for one week.

For more information: Visit or call the Visitor Information at (305) 242-7700.

Check back each day for another Top 10 National Park (or you can cheat and check out our top 10 parks here).

photo credit: via flickr

(July 03) Today we're celebrating. . .  Air Conditioning Appreciation Days

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

07032007s.jpgAir Conditioning Appreciation Days (07/03-08/15)
Where would we be without air conditioning? Sweating our asses off that’s for sure!

So take a moment during these next few weeks and give a thanks to those geniuses who sweated away to bring us the cool sweet, sweet air conditioning we couldn’t live without.

*photo credit: pmsandvodka via flickr

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