July 4th, 2011. My second day in America and also happens to be their Independence Day. This is a big holiday here, major fireworks and all the big and small celebrations are going on in the city centre but I was more impressed by how people are celebrating with little things. Just small things, make me happy like a little girl. Lots of people and places are having blue-white-red coloured items. From cookies at the supermarket to a little girl who’s wearing flag colour skirt.. they made me smile. It’s nice to surrounded by celebrating people with holiday spirits. That’s what makes holiday great, I think.




He looks like Santa clause who’s in 4th of July outfit. Cute!


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$1 for a draft.. what a deal, huh? Gotta love holidays! That sign give me an urge to have a draft at 3pm. I mean, why not?


$1 draft, what a deal!


Cute decorations at the supermarket. With Vic sale!




It says “Expect Delay, 4th of July Celebration, Use Metro”. Yes sir.


Yes, Expect delays!


Our kickass potato-bacon salad. Didn’t expect this to be that good (I don’t want to brag… but..) but this was the best food on the party table. Knock their 4th of July socks off!


Our Kickass potato salad


Party at the rooftop. A LOT of bottles of alcohol, lots of food, and people who were worried about going to work the next day. *grin*




The famous fireworks from afar, at U-street. Locals were standing on the street to watch this with us. Well, not with us literally but we were all celebrating together there. Fireworks were awesome.

Happy birthday, America!


Fireworks from afar




14 thoughts on “Small time celebration in a big time holiday”

  1. Your post makes ME a wee bit homesick! Must be true to the spirit of America’s birthday celebrations. I’m waiting for you to put up some night firework pics, miss!

  2. Fun to read about a visitor’s experience on the 4th of July – I think we often take it for granted living here and especially fail to notice the little things about it. Nice post!

  3. I remember one of my first posts I read on Runaway Juno was your St. Patty’s Day experience in Korea. Hard to believe that this holiday you are here in our country. Welcome to the U.S. 🙂

  4. Interesting to see your perspective visiting my country. I am embarrassed by people wearing the American flag patterns, yet you see something exciting in it. I think we always have a different perspective when visiting other countries.

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