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Share Your Fourth of July Traditions

Share Your Fourth of July Traditions

Independence Day will soon be upon us in the United States. Families and communities celebrate with barbecues, town parades and firework displays.

One of my favorite Independence Day traditions was our family picnic at a nearby sand bottom lake, where we would all play volleyball in the water and then enjoy my mother’s red, white and blue shortcake with strawberries and blueberries.

I would love to hear about your favorite Fourth of July celebrations. Or if you live in another part of the world, what are your favorite summer traditions? Share with us by clicking on “add a comment” below.

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Annie B. Bond

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9:16AM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

2:17AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

Thanks for posting.

5:55AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

Thanks for the article.

11:53AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

I hate to say it but I just veg out on front of the TV or do something quiet and enjoy the day off. In the Southwest it's too hot to be outdoors and too crowded to go to any of the events so I just play it safe and sane and stay at home. :) Have a happy 4th everyone!

11:32AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

weather permitting we go to the beach with our picnics or picnic in the many beautiful parks of England.

3:28AM PST on Dec 23, 2009

I go to the festival that displays fireworks every year.

3:24PM PST on Dec 19, 2009


2:47PM PST on Dec 19, 2009

we go the beach in WI

4:07PM PDT on Jun 30, 2009

What about Canada Day on July 1st?

12:34AM PDT on Jun 5, 2009

well i don't celebrate the 4th but do the 1st
we always go to the canada day parade,go home go for a swim in the pool,get the bbq ready and wait for our friends and family have bbq and some drinks,play games with the kids,maybe go for another swim,and of to the far grounds for the rides for about 3-4 hours back home swim,eat and back to the fair stay there till the fire works at 10 pm and home,then bed.....:)

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