Independence Day

The American holiday - Independence day - is looming fast. Next monday, I'll be celebrating by taking the motorbike on the ferry, starting off the "Short Way Round" trip.

Whilst not actually celebrated in the UK, I have fond memories of spending July 4th with my American Brother in Laws (both were USAF guys), playing baseball (or "rounders" as we call it), drinking warm, flat weak beer, and eating too much. Excellent fun.

I wonder how other folks around Europe mark this day ? I wonder if IBM (being an American Company) have some formal way of marking this day  in Europe ?