Ironically enough, the two Mexican families that live near me go all out for the 4th of July when others real red blooded 'Mericans do not. They decorate, have parties, and shoot off illegal fireworks like nobody I have ever seen. It is like Shock and Awe has rolled onto my hood when they start shooting their fireworks. I kind of like it except for all the missile debris that lands in my yard. My house full of dogs, not so much. Saves us a trip to see the official fireworks show though.