With Independence Day -- note a capital D in Day -- around the corner, let's go over what the AP Stylebook has to say about the most patriotic holiday of the year.
For starters, it's Fourth of July. Or you can call it July Fourth. Either way, capitalize both the month and the day.
*** Read last year's July Fourth blog post: AP Stylebook guide: fireworks, barbecue, Champagne ***
Here's what the entry in the AP Stylebook says:
"The federal legal holiday is observed on Friday if July 4 falls on a Saturday, on Monday if it falls on a Sunday."
Well, that is certainly good to know! What else is important about this holiday? Keep reading to find out:
fireworks -- with an s, in all references.
barbecue -- a verb and noun for the meat or grill, not barbeque or Bar-B-Q
hot dog -- two words, not one
a draft beer -- not a draught