Sunday, 13 July 2014

Independence Day Significance Brought In By Bing To Its July 4th Homepage

Published by Jimmy Simond on Sunday, 13 July 2014  | No comments

July 4th marks the Independence Day of the United States of America and in order to celebrate the July 4th holiday, the homepage of Bing featured an image made by Steve Kelly. The image is of fireworks display over the Hudson River. America usually celebrates her birthday with fireworks, flags, barbecues, parades. However, the fireworks display takes the biggest part of the celebration. Nowadays children forget the significance of 4th July and hence it’s important for their parents to keep discussing about the history of Independence Day with their kids.

Every kid is familiar with search engines nowadays and hence this is the effort of Bing to bring the kids into clicking on their home page that features the fireworks so that they get to know about this day and can pass on the knowledge to their friends and acquaintances. This year in Bing’s homepage, there are several hidden links that offers shortcuts to a selection of different American-themed searches that include the following:

  • Hoboken, New Jersey, which is the first city that hosted the first officially recorded baseball game.
  • Fourth of July
  • Red white and blue desserts
  • Joey Chestnut Eats 69 Hot Dogs 2013 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Bing not only created the homepage but made sure that its users could share the homepage image through their Twitter and Facebook accounts. There is a ‘share’ button in the top right corner of the image. They can even download the icon in the bottom right corner so as to use it as their wallpaper.

There is enough information about the holiday on 4th July too, through the “Info” button link. If you click on the link you will come to know that the Founding father, John Adams actually believed that 2nd of July would be celebrated as “day of deliverance” with parade and pomp with sports, games, bells, bonfires and illuminations. But what is the reason behind expecting the Americans to celebrate this day on 2nd of July instead of the 4th of July? The reason is that on July 2nd, 1776, the Second Continental Congress officially declined British rule and the 13 colonies then joined to form the United States of America.

Bing doesn’t leave the story there. It even goes on to clarify that the Declaration of Independence was approved on the 4th of July, thereby making the day special enough to celebrated by the citizens of America. Due to this, 4th of July is celebrated as the country’s birth as a sovereign nation.

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