Friday, July 03, 2009

HBH 139

Whole country parties!
Countless barbecues sizzle,
Countless beers are chilled.

It's three or four years since I got to spend the 4th of July in America. I've missed it. I can't think of another country whose 'national day' is such a joyous occasion, such an all-out, universal party - and almost entirely untainted by nationalism. This is just a party day. There are many things I love about America, but their holidays - Independence Day and Thanksgiving in particular - are amongst the things I love most.

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