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Flag Day History

Flag Day, observed annually on June 14th in the United States, commemorates the adoption of the American flag. The origins of Flag Day can be traced back to 1777, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution on June 14th, officially adopting the Stars and Stripes as the national flag. This resolution declared, “Resolved, That […]

A Brief History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day in the United States has its roots in the aftermath of the Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, it was established to honor Union soldiers who died during the conflict. The first recognized observance occurred on May 30, 1868, marked by placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington […]

Hop in for Easter Bunny History

Easter is almost here, so the Easter Bunny will be visiting homes around Rock Hill, leaving baskets of goodies for the kids. We take the little egg-bearing rabbit for granted, but how exactly did a cute bunny become associated with this most important of Christian holidays? Here’s a brief history of the Easter Bunny to […]

A Brief History of St. Patrick’s Day

It’s almost time for the wearing of the green in Rock Hill. Before celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year, take time to read a little bit of the history of the holiday. St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated annually on March 17th, is a cultural and religious holiday honoring the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. The […]

A Brief History of Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air all around Rock Hill. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so let’s take a quick look at the history of this holiday. Remember the Date! Don’t let this one slip past! Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is observed on February 14 each year.  Roman Roots Its […]

A Brief History of New Year’s Eve Celebrations in the US

Happy New Year from all of us here at the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company! Let’s take a look at New Year’s celebrations through time. The celebration of New Year’s in the United States has a rich history, marked by a blend of various cultural influences and traditions. Here’s a brief overview: Colonial Era The […]

Fireworks: From Adams to Red, White, and BOOM!

The use of fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July has a long and storied history that dates back to the early days of American independence. Fireworks were first associated with Independence Day celebrations in the United States in the late 18th century. The initial celebrations of July 4th included public gatherings, speeches, and various […]

St. Patrick’s Day Soda Bread

Another year, another St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate. This month the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling company thought we’d take the opportunity to combine two of our favorite topics: history and recipes. Read on to learn a little bit about the history of Irish soda bread and then try out the recipe for a non-traditional soda […]

Valentine’s Day Fun Facts

Here at the Rock Hill Coa-Cola Bottling Company, we’re suckers for some interesting history. This month, we’re sharing some Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a Coke while you’re reading a little bit about the loveliest holiday. A Valentine’s Feast? We might usually associate Thanksgiving with a feast, but Valentine’s Day? Isn’t an intimate dinner […]

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Keeping Cool with the Coca-Cola Polar Bears

The Coca-Cola Company is known for creating iconic advertisement. Around the holiday season, the image of Santa Claus comes to mind. You can read all about Coke’s history with the man in red here. Another cold weather favorite are the Coca-Cola Polar Bears. Early Imagery The polar bear showed up in Coca-Cola advertising decades before […]