Yep. Back in my more religious days, we spent nearly every NY Eve with other Christians, and had some midnight prayers, etc.
Part of my point re: Thanksgiving was that giving thanks to God was one of the primary purposes of the holiday though. (hence the name) I don't think the same can be said about Independence Day, et. al. However, I didn't really mean to start an argument about the religious nature of Thanksgiving. My comment, again, was to refute the suggestion that it was a holiday planned to deal with white man's guilt over slaughter of Native Americans, etc.
The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory. - Jonathan Kozol