Independence Day (or the 4th July as it is also known) celebrates
the freedom and liberty of America. On this day in 1776, the United States split from British rule and became
recognised as an independent country in its own right. 2006 is America's 300th Birthday!
Through Au Pair in America you are learning about and communicating with many different cultures,
traditions and languages from around the world. Did you join in with some of the Cluster activities that took place,
or did you celebrate with your Host Family and learn even more about your new home!?
Here's how you may have celebrated Independence Day:
Parades, fireworks, and street parties: Independence Day is a tradition anyone
can share - everyone will have fun and enjoy the festivities.
Family Parties: Host Families might hold their own hold their
own party to celebrate the day and teach their smaller children about the history of their nation.
Picnics: Some cluters may hold a picnic with traditional
American food. Drink hand-squeezed lemonade and eat lots
of watermelon. You may also find yourself running in a three-legged race or a potato sack race!
Books and tales you can read with your host children about traditional America:
We hope you had a great 4th July! We look forward to hearing from you on
how you celebrated.
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Publishing Division, Our Sunday Visitor for their help with this article.