If you have an opportunity today to check out the wikipedia article on Independence Day, I highly recommend it. It's written from an anthropoligical point of view with some great sentences like
- Other features of July 4 parades involve Shriner mini-cars, high school marching bands, floats promoting civic organizations and politicians, and children riding decorated bicycles.
- Barbecues generally involve hamburgers and hot dogs which may be garnished with mustard, ketchup, onions. Hamburgers may be topped with lettuce and/or tomatoes, and hot dogs may be topped with relish.
- Guests at barbecues and picnics may sit at a picnic table or some other form of outdoor furniture.