In this part of the world, July 4 is best known as the day before July 5. Oh, and it also seems to be called the ‘thunderstorm day’ because apparently there is often lightning on the 4th of July in the Netherlands. In America, they celebrate Independence Day on the fourth day of the seventh month. On this day, in 1776, the United States Declaration of Independence was adopted and the country was separate from the United Kingdom.
They often celebrate that in The States with a lot of flag waving and fireworks. The problem in Alaska is that it is light there for a very long time in the summer – fireworks are hard to see then. The solution? Then they just launch cars instead of arrows. In the town of Glacier View they hold the Car Launch every year. The event is as simple and entertaining as it sounds: they launch cars off a cliff into the abyss. Of course there is no one in the cars and they clean up afterwards.
Introduce something like this here if the fireworks ban continues?