Monday is Canada Day and Thursday is the Fourth of July, and we all know there’s no better way to celebrate these occassions than a showy display of nationalism — taking the form of (mostly) controlled explosions in the sky. So to get your geared up for the year’s most patriotic holidays, here are our favorite shots of fireworks over North American cities.

San Diego (the 20-minute display that was set off all at once)

San Diego fireworks Photo: YouTube

 Vancouver

Vancouver fireworks Photo: mr_dunski/Flickr

New York

New York fireworks Photo: rtowsky/Flickr

Toronto

Toronto fireworks Photo: Lone Primate/Flickr

Chicago

Chicago fireworks Photo: doug.siefken/Flickr

Calgary

Calgary fireworks

Photo: Travis Gertz/Flickr

Miami

Miami fireworks Photo: Junior Henry./Flickr

Austin

Austin fireworks Photo: imgur

Montreal

Montreal fireworks Photo: Matias-Garabedian/Flickr

Edmonton

Edmonton at night Photo: bulliver/Flickr

Houston

Houston fireworks Photo: Tom Haymes/Flickr

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