July 4th is Independence Day in the United States, commemorating our independence from Britain and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Families traditionally eat barbecue, attend festivals, and enjoy fireworks. Happy Birthday, USA!
Indivisible Day is observed in Minnesota, USA, in recognition of the importance of separation of church and state. (Maybe it's just me, but shouldn't the day be called Divisible Day or Separation Day?)
In the USA, promoting Independence from Meat Day on July 4th is probably an exercise in futility, but perhaps that's the point. My sun hat is off to anyone who chooses to go vegetarian in the midst of grilled ribs, chicken, pork steak, brats, hotdogs, and more.
Many Americans celebrate National Barbecued Spareribs Day without even realizing it, just by enjoying summer and Independence Day. Delish!
July 4th is also Sidewalk Egg Frying Day, because in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere it is inded hot enough to cook eggs on the sidewalk this time of year. I still prefer a skillet, though.
On American Redneck Day, send an ecard to your redneck friends or listen to some classic Jeff Foxworthy routines.
National Country Music Day honors an American-made genre of music, including artists from Slim Whitman to Gene Autrey, from Johnny Cash to Elvis Presley, from Garth Brooks to Carrie Underwood. The mecca of country music is The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
CARICOM stands for the Caribbean Community, and the first Monday in July is CARICOM Day. The day commemorates the Treaty of Chaguaramas, signed in 1973 by the prime ministers of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Heroes Day is celebrated in Zambia on the first Monday in July. The day commemorates Zambia's independence from Britain, enjoyed since 1964.
The birthday of the USA is also the birthday of the Caesar Salad. This popular restaurant salad features a bed of romaine and a dressing made from anchovy, mustard, egg yolk, garlic, parmesan, and lemon juice. Much yummier than it sounds! Shoot off some (legal) green fireworks in honor of National Caesar Salad Day. Stay safe out there, loyal readers!
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