Saturday, 4 July 2009

Happy... Fourth of July!

For anybody who has any connection whatsoever to the United States, today is Independence Day, commonly referred to by the phrase "Fourth of July". It is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain.

In the States (and anywhere ex-pat Americans gather in any number) Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

So to all those Americans who follow this blog - Happy Fourth of July!

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