It's July Fourth! Parades! Cookouts! Fireworks!
It's also a Wednesday in the middle of a work week. Deciding whether or not to take time off can be a summer dilemma.
"It's just confusing," said Tom Leoni, a volunteer firefighter in Boston. "Do you take a couple days before or after? It's confusing."
Thiago Manso, a waiter, ended up taking two days midweek.
"Even, like, my job doesn't know what to do," he said. "They don't know if they should give us off like on a weekend or the middle of the week or last weekend."