Anyhow, my dear international friends, I'm curious to know whether you folks have something equivalent to our Fourth of July celebrations. Independence day? Birthday of a monarch or founding figure? Memorial of some important victory? And if so, how do you celebrate--food? Fireworks? Parades and festivities?
And for those of you also in these great United States, I'd love to hear what you do to celebrate. For years we'd go to my grandmother's house to watch the local parade go by, which was a several-hour affair. (So many fire engines and vintage cars...) Recently we mostly just do a cookout with my sister's family and set off fountain fireworks at the base of our driveway.
Feel free to natter away in the comments. :)