Independence day! The day the US declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776. Of course, it would be a bit longer before that Independence was actually won. Traditionally celebrated with barbecues and fireworks. Many a schoolboy has blown his hand off on this day in recognition of all this country stands for, and also dangerous amateur use of explosives.
My favorite joke for this time of year: If you’re an American, ask a non-American friend, in a rather naive kind of way “Do they have the fourth of July in The UK/Canada/Australia/Japan/Other country?”
When they respond that of course they don’t, it is, after all, the celebration of American independence and therefore they wouldn’t have it in other countries, you can respond “Oh, wow. That’s really weird. So they have the 3rd of July and the 5th of July but not the 4th? What happens? Do they have two third of Julies or two fifths? Or do they just go into some kind of time warp and skip the day entirely?”
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