Let’s face it the Fourth of July is a three day holiday and nothing more. Most of the people only have a vague idea what the holiday is about and nobody cares.
It is a time to cook and eat outdoors, get drunk and watch fireworks. The theme is red, white and blue and the flag, which gives color to the party atmosphere.
Half the people don’t know that July 4 is Independence Day. Their knowledge of the American Revolution consist of something about taxes, throwing tea in the harbor and beating the British – Sarah Palin thinks it is when we told the British we had the right to own guns.
So as not to appear so ignorant we should quit the bullshit and quit naming holidays: just call them days off from work, or spring, summer, fall and winter breaks, or a reason to party - which is what the Fourth of July is.
Have a happy summer break.