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article imageOp-Ed: Is the recession affecting July 4 celebrations?

By John Auriada     Jul 2, 2009 in World
Do you think the recession affects the July 4 celebration? Ways to spend the Independence day without spending too much.
The 4th of July is one of the most important day in the United States. This is the day U.S. claimed independence from Britain and Democracy was born. It is pretty common that Americans celebrate the independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings. Most cities in the U.S. even celebrate this event with a loud bang; fireworks display can be seen on top of historical buildings, recreational parks and other memorable locations.
Is the recession affecting July 4 celebrations? I think it's a big YES! A lot of people I've talked to would rather stay home and watch TV, some of them will just go to the nearest beach or parks to watch fireworks display from afar. I believe some cities will not even have fireworks display just to save some money.
Here are some common ways to save up during the 4th of July:
1) Stay home, TV and glass of wine.
2) Picnic at the Park / Out of Town is not an option.
3) Try to be a vegetarian, meat are more expensive.
4) Make sure to check for discount coupons and codes before you buy online or at the stores, I bet there are thousands available out there!
5) Don't forget to potluck!
You have more ideas? Share it!
Check out this cool website for more 4th of July occurences from 1776 - 2008
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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