~ Ronald Reagan
How do you celebrate the Fourth of July? What are your long-standing or newly-inaugurated traditions? Favorite recipes, special events, or memories? What’s the most bizarre patriotic display you’ve ever seen?
I’m genuinely curious; we’ve celebrated by watching fireworks on the beach for the past several years, but this year since high tide hits at the same time, we’ll have to find another vantage spot. And because we aren’t home, we don’t have a traditional meal.
If you’ve posted pictures or written about your Independence Day, I’d love to hear about it! Better yet, make it easy–just link your post!
One of the prettiest "flags" I’ve ever seen :).
Ha! Look, I had time to check in with you today, even though we’re going to be leaving for our festivities here in a little while. So, go on over for my post. It’s brief, but I thought I’d play along. Wish you could try those deviled eggs. Have a great 4th!
All our usual traditions went out the window this year. Our 10yo came home from summer camp this afternoon, and hubby got scheduled for work from 3-11, so…no fireworks or cookouts or anything for us this year. Which is okay because, ironically, it rained. LOL
The 4th is one of my favorite holidays. We always attend the local parade, then head to a friends for a picnic, and end the day with a bang of fireworks. I just heart the red, white, and blue
Every July 4th, I wish I could be American so I could celebrate first-hand. I love how this holiday is so deeply ingrained in the national psyche. Canada Day (July 1) is a big deal here, too, but it just isn’t the same…I don’t think we appreciate our freedoms here as much as our buds to the south do. Pity us.
On days of reverence like this, I’m inclined to toss a bunch of food on a BBQ and leave the schedule deliberately empty. I like days without structure, when we give ourselves the time to think about why we’re so lucky to be here in the first place.