I think the 4th of July is one of the best holidays in Minnesota.
It’s a holiday that happens during the summer. No mittens required.
A holiday that doesn’t expect you to cook a turkey or bake a ham.
A holiday that you can celebrate with anyone you want: your friends, your relatives, your neighbors, or just your own family. There is no expectation that you “make the rounds” and stop at the home of every uncle, cousin, or grandparent who lives in the greater metropolitan area.
You can grill. You can swim. You can have a party. You can go to a movie. You can go to a parade, to fireworks, or just stay home in the cool a/c and watch it all on TV.
When you get right down to it, the 4th of July and its variety does a pretty dang good job of celebrating America.
So happy 4th to you … I hope there are brats, bomb pops, and sparklers in your future.