Blue Cat Wishes You a Happy Independence Day

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Today is Independence Day in the United States, and Blue Cat wanted to wish all of you a happy 4th of July.

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Most everyone knows that the 4th of July is a US federal holiday (no mail!) celebrating the adopton of the Declaration of Independence. But Blue Cat discovered that the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration is the parade held in Bristol, Rhode Island (since 1785!). He also found out that fireworks have been included in Independence Day celebrations from the beginning in 1777, and National Geographic reports that there are more than 14,000 fireworks displays every 4th of July. Blue Cat hopes he can see some from his house this year!

There is still a high danger of fire here in Colorado, so Blue Cat will not be setting off any fireworks in front of his house. (It’s not only illegal, but silly as well.) But he’s going to celebrate with a cook-out (on a propane grill) and a party (since it’s also his scribe’s daughter’s birthday today). And there will be cake!

Blue Cat realizes that this is very US-centric, and he doesn’t want any of his international readers to feel left out, so please leave him a comment telling him when your country’s national holiday is and he’ll celebrate it as well. He’s always looking for a reason for a party, and he’ll tell the world about it!

© William P Doyle, Jr  2013  All Rights Reserved

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