4th of July greeting?

heypresto

Senior Member
English - England
What is the standard greeting in the US, if there is a standard greeting, on the 4th of July?

'Happy Fourth of July'? 'Happy Fourth'?

Or do you not make a 'thing' of it?
 
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    What is the standard greeting in the US, if there is a standard greeting, on the 4th of July?

    'Happy Fourth of July'? 'Happy Fourth'?
    Actually, we say "Merry Fourth of July."

    I'm just kidding. Yes, either of your versions would be a normal thing to say.
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Merry Christmas is a standard greeting used over and over. Happy Fourth of July is not like that. You might say it to someone but it's not traditional (in a set way) like Merry Christmas or Happy New Year.
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It's fine to say. It's just not said by force of habit nearly to the extent of those other two I mentioned.
     

    Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    I agree that we don't have a fixed greeting. When I mention the holiday, I usually say "Have a nice 4th of July," referring to the celebration. You would usually say this to your co-workers when you leave work, and to other people you meet. (The celebration traditionally consists of a barbecue with family and friends, and public fireworks in the evening.)

    The Vietnamese who operate my local doughnut shop were wishing each of their customers a "Happy 4th of July!" It sounded odd, but friendly. :)
     

    Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Report and retraction: :oops:

    The host of the US radio show I've been listening to closed out her show by wishing us a "Happy 4th of July!" :D
     

    RM1(SS)

    Senior Member
    English - US (Midwest)
    The whole purpose of the 4th of July is to keep the 3d of July and the 5th of July separated.

    I occasionally wish someone a "Happy Independence Day."
     
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