This week is the 4th of July, which of course means it’s time to celebrate! Cookouts, fireworks, and American flags proudly raised signal our appreciation for the United States of America becoming an independent nation on July 4th, 1776.
Our holiday is known around the world as the ultimate celebration of red, white, and blue. In the history books, we learned about how we gained independence from Britain, which set our country on a great path.
But did you know we aren’t alone in that? Funny enough, Britain itself doesn’t celebrate an independence day because nobody ever conquered it. Yet, Britain once had control of over 62 countries! Each of which also now celebrates an independence day of its own.
Countries like Canada, Australia, India, and South Africa all have their equivalent to Independence Day, all of which celebrate a release from Britain.
So in a sense, the world is a little more connected than it appears when you look closely.
But nobody does a summer BBQ quite like the good ol’ US of A.
Happy 4th of July!