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  1. Crystal
    July 4, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    It’s good that you like knowing the history of July 4th. However, the “if you are literally intelligent” is a little offensive, because it’s not unusual for people to only know about, or be concerned with holidays they celebrate. Many just enjoy good food, and aren’t necessarily celebrating an independence day. So they prefer July 4th just like “The 5th of May” for Mexico, also celebrated by Americans. Not everyone in America is American, and while they love the country, it might not be as meaningful a holiday for some. :)


    • Adri
      July 4, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

      I guess you’re right in many aspects LOL. Maybe “literally intelligent” was the wrong term to use (I’ll edit that, thanks for pointing out LOL). I’m one of those historical/patriotic buffs who get upset with the little things, especially with people who just simply didn’t care regarding the significance of the day or something like that. As far as Cinco de Mayo first, being an immigrant from the Philippines when I first learned that some 20+ yrs ago, I knew it’s translated as “the 5th of May,” but I asked my teachers about the significance behind it. I had this thought that “you can’t really just celebrate the 5th of May simply because it’s the 5th of May, there has to be a significance behind it.”
      I guess in short, July 4th is an important day for me. It was when I was growing in the Philippines, it still is now living as an American here. :)


  2. Jessica
    July 12, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    I don’t really celebrate Independence Day, so I guess that makes me kind of unpatriotic? To be honest, I don’t really care for loud noises…but I do love fireworks – the ones that have the bright colours. :P


    • Adri
      July 18, 2013 @ 12:17 am

      Hello there Jessica! ^_^ I actually have a few friends who don’t celebrate Independence Day, let alone celebrate anything (religious reasons), so you’re not alone in this country LOL. I’ve always thought that immigrants (like myself and my family some 20+ yrs ago) didn’t have to celebrate it, but because it’s one of those national traditions, why not join in? It’s like Thanksgiving Day. We didn’t know what the meaning behind Thanksgiving Day until I learned it in school. ^^;


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