Fireworks are nice, but how do you celebrate #JulyFourth if the sun never sets?

Fireworks are nice, but how do you celebrate #JulyFourth if the sun never sets?

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A parade of cars and pick-up trucks decorated in red, white and blue assemble near Barrow City Hall for the start of the Independence Day parade.

A parade of cars and pick-up trucks decorated in red, white and blue assemble near Barrow City Hall for the start of the Independence Day parade.

He arrived in Utqiagvik—the town once called Barrow—on June 30 and caught the end of Nalukataq, the annual whaling festival that features dancing, lots of whale meat, and the blanket toss.

An Inupiat woman participates in the blanket toss during Nalukataq, a whaling festival just before Independence Day.

An Inupiat woman participates in the blanket toss during Nalukataq, a whaling festival just before Independence Day.

Whaling crews race umiaqs, traditional boats made of seal skin.

Whaling crews race umiaqs, traditional boats made of seal skin.

Inupiat men play drums made of animal skin during a dance in the gym at Ipalook Elementary School.

Inupiat men play drums made of animal skin during a dance in the gym at Ipalook Elementary School.

Come the Fourth, some 50 cars, trucks and ATVs decorated in red, white and blue paraded through town.

At day's end, much of the town gathered in the school gym to perform traditional dances to the beat of sealskin drums.

Few things are more pointless than lighting fireworks in broad daylight, which explains why America's northernmost town doesn't bother with them on Independence Day.

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