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Hiku said:
NobleTeam360 said:
Why would people from another country care about another countries independence, unless they're like a history buff. I'm American and never gave a thought about another countries independence (or their celebration of it)

I'm curious about the thought process behind this as well. It's not like those countries don't have their own historical moments to pay attention to, let alone ones from other countries.

If in the US, the independence day of another unrelated country is celebrated or is a big deal, perhaps then I would wonder if it's the same in other countries. But I'm pretty sure that's not the case, so yeah.

Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated in the USA and it is to commemorate Mexico winning a battle against France. Several Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, which is about the spread of Christianity to Ireland.



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HomokHarcos said:
Hiku said:

I'm curious about the thought process behind this as well. It's not like those countries don't have their own historical moments to pay attention to, let alone ones from other countries.

If in the US, the independence day of another unrelated country is celebrated or is a big deal, perhaps then I would wonder if it's the same in other countries. But I'm pretty sure that's not the case, so yeah.

Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated in the USA and it is to commemorate Mexico winning a battle against France. Several Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, which is about the spread of Christianity to Ireland.

Isn't that because there's large Mexican and Irish (or their descendants) populations in the US though?



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I see all the UK peeps say it’s not a big deal. Lol that’s like me as Dolphins saying yeah It’s not big deal the Patriots keep winning Super Bowls while we sit in loser ville since Brady became the starter



DolPhanTendo said:
I see all the UK peeps say it’s not a big deal. Lol that’s like me as Dolphins saying yeah It’s not big deal the Patriots keep winning Super Bowls while we sit in loser ville since Brady became the starter

Most people from the UK probably won't understand NFL references. I'm sure you as a Dolphins know remember the 14-0 season more than any of their losing records.

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Ka-pi96 said:
HomokHarcos said:

Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated in the USA and it is to commemorate Mexico winning a battle against France. Several Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, which is about the spread of Christianity to Ireland.

Isn't that because there's large Mexican and Irish (or their descendants) populations in the US though?

Yeah that is it. In the UK Indian and Pakistani traditions might become mainstream (If there already aren't. I can't say for sure as I've never been there).

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HomokHarcos said:
DolPhanTendo said:
I see all the UK peeps say it’s not a big deal. Lol that’s like me as Dolphins saying yeah It’s not big deal the Patriots keep winning Super Bowls while we sit in loser ville since Brady became the starter

Most people from the UK probably won't understand NFL references. I'm sure you as a Dolphins know remember the 14-0 season more than any of their losing records.

As I do enjoy hearing the perfect season and don’t claim it as I wasn’t alive and a fan when it happened. So I remember the late 80’s til now lol 



DolPhanTendo said:
HomokHarcos said:

Most people from the UK probably won't understand NFL references. I'm sure you as a Dolphins know remember the 14-0 season more than any of their losing records.

As I do enjoy hearing the perfect season and don’t claim it as I wasn’t alive and a fan when it happened. So I remember the late 80’s til now lol 

The Dan Marino Dolphins probably should have won a Super Bowl though.



HomokHarcos said:
DolPhanTendo said:

As I do enjoy hearing the perfect season and don’t claim it as I wasn’t alive and a fan when it happened. So I remember the late 80’s til now lol 

The Dan Marino Dolphins probably should have won a Super Bowl though.

Yes they should. For some reason Shula wouldn’t fire his Defensive Coordinator which led to him being forced out. 8 years of shit defense in the early to mid 90’s which would’ve gotten him one IMO



HomokHarcos said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Isn't that because there's large Mexican and Irish (or their descendants) populations in the US though?

Yeah that is it.

Yeah, I mentioned "unrelated to the country" because of things like this. But even though a number of Irish people settled in the US back in the day, in the case of St Patrick's Day it was made into an official Christian feast day by the Catholic church in the early 17th century.
Even though the themes of the festival are based on his origin in Ireland, Christmas likewise has North Pole theses surrounding its celebration, though I don't think I would label it a North Pole celebration.
Cinco De Mayo seems more of a proper Mexican history centric celebration. Though Mexico is of course fairly closely ingrained with parts of the US, being a neighboring country of a nation built on immigration.

If they celebrated something like the Mongolian independence day (if there is such a thing) I'd be more surprised.
So if there are any countries worldwide that would celebrate something like the US independence day, I'd figure they need to be a former USA colony or something along those lines.

Last edited by Hiku - on 07 July 2018