July 4th Celebrations Around the World
The fourth of July, also known as USA Independence Day, is a national celebration in the US that honors the nation’s separation from Great Britain in 1776. Parades, fireworks, and other festivities abound on this day. We’ll look at the various methods people celebrate this holiday in this blog post.
In Mexico, July 4th is known as “Dia de la Cooperacion,” or Day of Cooperation. It is not an official holiday but is observed by some Mexicans, particularly those who have connections to the United States. Celebrations typically involve American-style barbecues, parades, and fireworks displays.
The Philippines also celebrates July 4th as a day of national significance. Known as “Philippine-American Friendship Day,” it commemorates the day in 1946 when the Philippines gained independence from the United States. Celebrations typically include parades and cultural events, as well as speeches and ceremonies.
In Denmark, July 4th is known as “Amerikansk Fest,” or American Festival. The celebration is typically held in Rebild National Park, which was gifted to the Danish people by Danish-Americans in 1912. The festival features speeches, live music, and traditional American foods such as hot dogs and apple pie.
In Japan, July 4th is known as “America Day.” While it is not an official holiday, many Japanese people celebrate the day by participating in events that celebrate American culture, such as street festivals and parades. It is also a popular day for Americans living in Japan to gather and celebrate with barbecues and fireworks.
July 4th is not an official holiday in Canada, but many Canadians celebrate the day with events that reflect the country’s close relationship with the United States. Cities across the country hold parades and fireworks displays, and many businesses offer July 4th-themed promotions and discounts.
While July 4th is a uniquely American holiday, it is clear that its significance extends far beyond the borders of the United States. Whether it’s in Mexico, Denmark, or Japan, people around the world recognize the importance of this day and celebrate it in their own unique way. As we come together with family and friends to celebrate this day, let us remember that we are part of a global community that shares common values and traditions.