How was your Fourth of July?
For ten years, before my kids left home, I used to host a Fourth of July party for about forty people and children. Back then I lived in a house with a big backyard. I cooked, my husband barbecued and my friends brought the drinks and desserts. Adults and children played soccer and then volley-ball. When the children became teenagers, they started bringing their girlfriends or boyfriends, and the moms gossiped while helping. “These were the days, my friends, we thought would never end...”
Did you know that the month of July is a month of celebration in many countries, with Independence Days, Revolution day,…, I collected a few information from the Internet:
Algeria: July 5 Independence from France in 1962.
Argentina: July 9 Independence declared from the Spanish Empire in 1816.
Bahamas: July 10 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1973
Belarus: July 3 The liberation of Minsk after many years of German occupation in 1944.
Cape Verde: July 5 Independence from Portugal in 1975.
Colombia: July 20 Independence from Spain in 1810.
Laos: July 19 Independence from France on July 19, 1949.
Liberia: July 26 1847.
Peru: July 28 Independence from Spain in 1821.
Slovachia: July 17 Declaration of Independence in 1992 (only a remembrance day), de jure independence came on January 1, 1993 after the division of Czechoslovakia (public holiday).
Venezuela: July 5 Declaration of independence from Spain in 1811.
Revolution Day refers to the public holiday in Egypt on 23 July, the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. It is the biggest secular public holiday in Egypt. Annual celebrations marking the Revolution begin on the preceding evening, as the evening of 22 July 1952 was when the Free Officers Movement led by Gamal Abdel Nasser commenced the military coup d'état that launched the Revolution, and ultimately led to the abdication of King Farouk of Egypt.
So how was your Fourth of July?
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