Not me. But America was, and they celebrated their 2017th birthday just yesterday.
Incidentally, the 5th July is Tynwald Day, so the Isle of Man is celebrating its birthday today. Who would have thought that two such great – yet completely different – nations would be born just one day apart?
The Manx are typically understated in their celebrations, but of course the Yanx are known for their
excessive weight exuberance, and they have fireworks. Here’s a great timelapse of just how that looked last year over Los Angeles – which is basically their version of Port Erin:
Some trippy moments from 11 seconds onwards, but stick with it – you can afford the forty-nine seconds that it takes to get through. The aircraft heading in and out of the local airport only add to the effect, although the camera’s focus on them is rather LAX.
I’m so sorry.
Happy American Independence Day and/or Laa Tinvaal Mie – whichever one is more relevant to you.
Yes, I know about American Independence and the history of Tynwald.