Here in the USA, July 4th holds a special place for us. It’s the date that we celebrate our country’s independence from Great Britain.
We intend this as no offense to those of you in the UK; like a great many of us here in the States, I still consider the Brits (and the peoples of the other Anglosphere countries) to be our brothers — and I always will.
On the Fourth of July, we indulge in many of those things Americans love: food, spirits (of both the cheer and distilled sort), time with family and loved ones, and at the end, watching money literally be burned in spectacular pyrotechnic displays. It’s one of my favorite holidays.