One of the things that I miss the most about not living in the USA is not getting to properly celebrate the 4th of July. For those of you who don’t know what the 4th is, let me give you a little history lesson. You probably know that the original 13 colonies of the US were British colonies. The colonies did not like Great Britain taxing them and not letting them rule themselves, so they went to war. During the American Revolution, Americans declared their legal separation from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was signed on the 4th July 1776 (or around then). So every year Americans get the day off work, in honour of Independence Day, to hang out with family and friends, picnic, BBQ, watch fireworks and basically just have a great day where we saw ‘nee-ner nee-ner’ to the British.
I have lived in the UK for 13 years now, and have spent each 4th of July in London, missing out on all the festivities in the US. I now live in an area with quite a few Americans (randomly). One of my American friends threw a 4th of July BBQ this weekend and we went and celebrated with some American-British families. We had a lovely afternoon/evening. It is so nice to have a taste of the US here in the UK. Happy Independence Day to my American peeps. To my UK peeps, nee-ner nee-ner. 😉
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