13 Reasons Why July 4th Is The Best Day Of The Year
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13 Reasons Why July 4th Is The Best Day Of The Year

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13 Reasons Why July 4th Is The Best Day Of The Year
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If I was a bit more ambitious, I would like to give 1776 reasons why Independence Day is the best holiday, but I think we'd all give up before the next Fourth. So instead, we'll celebrate those original colonies and the number of stripes on our Star Spangled Banner.

1. America.

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Sure we have our flaws, like our choices for Presidential candidates, but at the end of the day, the US of A are something to celebrate.

2. It's a happy holiday.

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Some holidays, like Memorial Day or Thanksgiving, are bittersweet or downright sad. Not this one.

3. It's not religious.

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No need for religious ties here. Christmas and Easter are only celebrated by Christians, but the Fourth of July is for everyone ... except the British.

4. We're not British.

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This one may seem like a low blow, but I personally am eager to celebrate the fact that we steered clear of that Brexit-EU mess.

5. No work.

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The banks are closed, the post office is closed and most of us get a day off from work. No Monday blues this week.

6. The weather.

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Can anyone name a consistently more beautiful holiday? Didn't think so.

7. Fireworks.

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Fireworks are loud, bright and beautiful, just like most Americans.

8. Parades.

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Confetti, floats, marching bands, candy, children — what's not to love?

9. Cookouts.

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Whether you're a hot dogs and hamburgers kind of family. or barbeque, or steaks, or hobo dinner, etc., nothing beats some corn on the cob on a hot summer holiday.

10. Family.

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They may drive you crazy, but you love them anyway, and there's no better time to see your relatives than a holiday.

11. It has some good jams.

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"Yankee Doodle," "America the Beautiful," "This Land is Your Land" — the only holiday with a better playlist is Christmas. But refer to No. 3 as to why these songs are even better than those.

12. Traveling.

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Near or far. To see family or to take a vacation. Maybe up to a family cottage on a lake. The Fourth of July weekend is the biggest travel weekend of the year in the United States

13. Freedom.

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I don't need anyone to tell me that we're not the only country in the world who has freedom, but man am I grateful that I live in this one, the land of the free, because of the brave.

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