Outside of the US the Fourth has no special meaning so non-Americans have no qualms running conferences and workshop over our holiday. This will be my first time in three years spending the entire Independence Day in the US. Last year I was in Banff and in 2003 on a plane to Denmark. (I may not collect much sympathy here.)
How will I celebrate America's 229th Birthday? A parade in the morning, a friend's house for barbecue and capping the night with fireworks. Should be a perfect Fourth.
Well, there's also "Canada Day" on July 1st:ReplyDelete
It's got barbecues and fireworks -- a veritable Chanukah to July 4th's Christmas.
I recently witnessed, at a gathering place for a community of western expats in a minor third-world country, a flyer advertising an event headlined "Come celebrate North America Day, July 2", with the small print explaining that this was a compromise between celebrating July 4th and Canada Day.ReplyDelete