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4th July

On 4th July 1776, 13 American colonies announced their separation from the powers of Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence. It asserts that “All men are created equal” and was drafted by a committee known as the Founding Fathers – comprising  Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R Livingston.



Curiously, Thomas Jefferson, died exactly 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence on 4th July 1826. In a strange coincidence, John Adams, another of the founding fathers also died on the very same day.



On 28th June 1870, the American Congress passed a law making 4th July a federal holiday – almost an entire century after the first Declaration of Independence was signed. American Independence Day has now become the most important secular holiday in the American calendar.




People celebrate this National holiday with hot dogs, beer, barbeques, and most importantly magnificent fireworks which light up the night sky. Amidst all of this barbequing and grilling, it is estimated that approximately 155 MILLION hot dogs are consumed across the states on this day alone! OMG!



Here in the UK, with so many ex-pats from America, the 4th July is one of the major firework celebrations in the year. Fireworks Den is located close to St Johns Wood in London where many Americans have chosen to set up home. As a result, we have become very busy at this time of year, and the choices on offer for our customers are now vast. We like to spoil our customers, and we have fireworks in almost every category for you to choose from. Roman candles, mines, cones, fountains, barrages, single ignitions (a whole display in one box) and selection boxes (perfect for smaller inner city gardens). We also have sparklers for those really limited with space – we don’t want anyone miss out on their special day! If you want to know about public events taking place across the capital this weekend, check this out….



From all of us here at FireworksDen, we wish you a very happy 4th July, and look forward to seeing you in store to help advise you on the best fireworks for your celebrations. Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help!


4th July Fireworks

As promised from last week, here is our shortlist of 4th July fireworks from Fireworks Den which we believe will make any Independence day celebration go with a bang!



For our first choice of 4th July Fireworks is the Go Go Dance Fountain. This is 3 Fountains in 1. You cant ask for more than that! Great value for money with this fountain



Our next 4th July fireworks choice would be the 13″ conic silver fountain. This huge conic weighs 1kg and ejects a huge colour spray up to 8 metres high.



We cant recommend this next one enough. A brand new firework for 2013 – Merry Berry. Fast paced and pure fun is the name of the game with this 25 Shot cake. Brilliant Red Stars followed by crackling Dragon Eggs fill the sky as Merry Berry’s lights up the night and puts a smile on everyone’s face. A bargain at only £10!



Starburst is also a fab choice as far as 4th July fireworks go. This fantastic 50 shot cake with its multicoloured effects is a perfect finale cakes for smaller spaces. Its pretty long lasting for the money too!



Sky ambush has also made the final cut for 4th July Fireworks this year. Effects include coloured bursts, crackles, whistles and  a huge finale. Loud whistling comet tails to silver palms will delight your audience.



Attack of the 80ft snake is one of our favourites here at Fireworks Den. Not only has it got a particularly menacing name, but its effects are also intense! You can see the video on this link too!



Another newbie for 2013, and without any hesitation is joining the 4th July fireworks wish list is the Chrysanthemum Show of Fireworks. This large barrage boasts 49 shots and includes blue mines and silver chrysanthemums. A real crowd pleaser.



Our penultimate choice for 2013’s 4th july fireworks range is Total Turmoil. This single ignition is enough to put everyone in turmoil with its huge blasts of colour, crackles, twisters and palms – the ultimate finale barrage! 95 seconds.


And finally, the Oriental Emperor. This was hugely popular last year too, and promises to be a best seller in terms of 4th July fireworks for 2013 too. A superb 2-1/2 minute display, starting with comet tailed bombette bursts, changing to angled screaming silver whistles, followed by larger calibre shell bursts of colour then onto a crescendo of shellbursts, then changing to a fan of amazing comet tails with a wall of crackling colour, building into a finale of large shellburst effects with a volley of reports to finish. BIG performance and sure to impress.



So what are you waiting for? Order today from Fireworks Den to ensure delivery before 4th July whilst stocks last. You can always contact us for more information or come in store to speak directly with our firework experts. We look forward to seeing you soon! Happy 4th July!




4th July Fireworks

American Independence day is fast approaching! 4th July marks the 237th year of Independence from Great Britain. This is a federal holiday in the United States to commemorate the adoption of the Official Declaration of Independence. Hundreds of thousands of people celebrate across the United States with parades, family reunions, barbeques, and of course – 4th July Fireworks.



The roars of the American National Anthem will be heard across the county, whilst people watch 4th July fireworks soar into the night sky. Traditionally, some of the largest 4th July firework displays occur on Lake Michigan (Chicago), over The Charles River in Boston, and Mission Bay in San Diego. The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) estimates that more than 14,000 fireworks displays light up U.S. skies each 4th of July.

You can check out a video over Lake Michigan here.



Last year’s 4th July Fireworks in San Diego certainly gained some press coverage when an entire 20 minute display ignited and lasted a full 30 seconds! Check it out here.

With so many Americans now living in the UK, celebrations here in London are growing every year. There are 4th July firework displays both for the general public as well as many people holding parties in their own private gardens.



Here at Fireworks Den, we have a large selection of fireworks available to buy which are suitable for gardens of all shapes and sizes. We have fireworks in red, white and blue for those who want to light the sky in the patriotic colours, and of course we have 4th July fireworks with different effects and sounds depending on your preference.

Next week we will update you on some of the best buys for this year, but for the moment why not check out the full range here at Fireworks Den. Come in and view our selection, or order online whilst stocks are still high and get guaranteed delivery before 4th July.

Contact us for more information and any advice.


Happy Independence Day from all here at Fireworks Den!