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Fourth Of July: Should We Get The Whole Week Off?

Fourth of July break is here, and we could use a break. Ready for the Fourth of July? It looks like many of us are already in vacation mode. (I am.) But I'm not alone. A whopping 45% of American workers admit they won't get much done this week. If you're one of them, you're definitely part of the mailing-it-in society. So, with so many people mentally checked out, why not just take the whole week off? Turns out, half of Americans agree. A survey shows that 49% of workers think companies should shut down for the entire week of July 4th. This idea is especially popular with younger folks—61% of Millennials and Gen Z'ers are all for it, compared to just 32% of older workers. Interestingly, 56% of young people believe that working during the week of the Fourth should be seen as "taboo" in work culture. They might be onto something. After all, 35% of people think they'd be more productive for the rest of the year if they got a full week off in July. Plus, 28% say they'd work harder, and 22% would even recommend their company to friends and family. If you're eagerly counting down the days to your break, you're in good company—75% of people are looking forward to it too. However, not everyone is so lucky. Only 34% of workers will get two or more days off this week, and just 10% will get the entire week off. Most people will at least get Thursday off, with only 22% of companies staying open on the Fourth. Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July? July 4th, also known as Independence Day in the United States, is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. On this day, the thirteen American colonies declared their independence from British rule, marking the birth of the United States of America. The Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration, drafted primarily by Thomas Jefferson, which proclaimed the colonies' separation from Great Britain and articulated their right to self-governance. Traditional July 4th celebrations include fireworks, barbecues, parades, and family gatherings. Many people head to the beach, attend concerts, or enjoy picnics in the park. It's a time to relax, have fun, and celebrate America's independence. So, if you're one of the fortunate ones with a break, enjoy every moment! Light up the grill, watch some fireworks, and soak in the summer vibes. Happy 4th!

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