For a long time, Independence Day was only a movie with the White House, aliens and Will Smith. That was before moving to the USA. Now, I know that Independence Day is a holiday with big fireworks at night, and people who dress like an American flag. I couldn’t forget that day: posters about the concert and fireworks were everywhere in Boston, for weeks. We were glad to spend our first 4th of July here, so we did like everybody else. At night, we went on the riverside with friends to eat a picnic, drink alcohol hidden in water bottles and wait for the fireworks to start!
Nice Stars & Stripes plates and napkins. Question of the day: could you remind me what Independence Day is…
Everybody’s waiting for the fireworks…
… which has been delayed because of a storm.
Nobody sang the American anthem. But the fireworks had started!! In the exact same time so did the rain. We hid under our picnic blanket.
NB for myself: next year, I’ll rent a canoe to watch the fireworks quietly.
The day before, people set up tents and camping stuff to spend the night there, and to have the best spot right in front of the fireworks.
Most of the people wear clothes with American flag on them, some of them just have a shirt, and some others have the whole outfit. In the street, more flags than usual.