The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday.
Nothing to buy. Nothing to cook. Just a day to relax and celebrate the best thing of all:
When I tell folks that the fourth is my favorite holiday, I usually get interrogated. “How about Christmas?” “How about Thanksgiving”
And I tell them: “Without the Fourth of July, we may not have these other great holidays”.
Quizzical and incredulous looks quickly follow.
But that’s alright, I ought to know, I hail from an island where they cancelled Christmas.
So take it from me, the birth of the United States and the ideals of individual freedoms and responsibilities that resulted and their spread throughout the planet are certainly something to celebrate with your family and friends.
Here’s a little something to get you in the mood.
In the meantime, I’ll be poolside celebrating the Fourth and playing homage to the 21st Amendment.