The next time I spent the Fourth of July outside of the US, I was a missionary in Korea. It was just another day to them. My Canadian experiences had colored my expectations, I suppose. I was a little disappointed.
I'm happy now to be back in the USA. As our family has grown and traveled and included many more cultures, we've also taken to celebrating holidays from around the world. Any excuse for a present and a party, right?
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July — wherever you are!