What are your plans for the Fourth? A barbecue with family and friends? A hike? A movie? A parade? Fireworks? Here’s what Americans are up on Independence Day this year:
The United States of America is celebrating its 246th birthday on the Fourth of July this year. The USA became a nation when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. Although celebrations were subdued last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, more people can gather together this year.
Summer is a great time for a road trip. While travel was limited last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, many states are opening up now. This summer, more than two-thirds of Americans plan to take a vacation, and 59 percent say they are more likely to drive than fly.
People are starting to travel again, and they’re finding problems getting rental cars. With rental car availability at an all-time low, prices are very high. So, if you suddenly find an available car at a cheap price, you might be dealing with scammers looking make money on the rental car shortage.
Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service to their country. Ceremonies are held, and people visit cemeteries and decorate graves with flowers. Memorial Day also is seen as the beginning summer, and barbecues abound. Also, some people shop at Memorial Day sales for bargains.
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Easter is a time Americans celebrate the resurrection of Christ and spend a lot of money to mark the holiday. About 65 percent of Americans classify themselves as Christians, with 28 percent planning to attend an Easter service in person on Easter Sunday this year.
Attending gatherings to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day increases your risk of getting and spreading covid-19. The safest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year is to gather virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others.
You usually won’t find many sales for St. Patrick’s Day, but since March has few sales, you may find some retailers offering a bargain for the holiday. Here are some suggestions from DealNews: Luggage – If you’re in need of a luggage upgrade, March is a good time to shop.
Fraudsters were busy in 2020. The Federal Trade Commission received more than 2.2 million complaints about fraud, with people reporting they lost nearly $3.3 billion. The top fraud of 2020 was imposter scams.