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Tomorrow is the Fourth of July! Yay!

Today you’ll learn how to respond to a typical Fourth of July invitation and you’ll find out what most Americans usually do on the Fourth of July.

What is special about July 4, 1776?

It was the day that we signed the Declaration of Independence to become independent from Great Britain.


What do Americans usually do?

  • Barbecues: It’s common to have a barbecue all summer but especially on the 4th of July.
  • The beach: Even in Boston we have beaches.
  • Fireworks: Every US city has fireworks. Find out where they’re showing them and invite your friends. Bring a blanket and choose a specific meeting place to meet up with your friends.
  • Go to a parade: This usually happens during the day
  • Special menus or events at restaurants or bars
  • Camping and hiking: It’s a great opportunity to take a 3-day weekend this year because the Fourth of July is on a Friday.


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