4th of July – 7月4日 アメリカ独立記念日

Hey everyone! Jake here from Seika.
It is July now and in the United States, everyone looks forward to celebrating the Independence Day on the 4th of July. Most people know that the 4th of July is a huge celebration, but I wanted to share with you all a little bit about how we celebrate the 4th of July.


Many books and calendars use the words “Independence Day”, but most Americans just say “4th of July” when talking about the holiday. Everyone has their own unique ways of celebrating the 4th of July, but there are a few activities and customs that most Americans have in common.


4th JulyThe first thing is to watch fireworks. Americans always look forward to seeing fireworks on the 4th of July. Of course there are other opportunities to watch fireworks, but the best fireworks presentations are always thought to be on the 4th of July. Every year, cities try and add more and more fireworks to impress their citizens. There are many different shapes, sizes and colors, but the best ones are always red, white and blue.

一つの習慣は花火を見ることです。アメリカ人はいつも7月4日の花火を見るのを楽しみにします。もちろん、他の花火を見る機会はあるけど一番いい花火のプレゼンテーションは7月4日だと思われています。 市町村は、住民に印象を残すため、毎年前の年よりもっといい花火を作ろうとします。 たくさん形、サイズと色はありますが一番いいのは赤・白・青色の花火です。

We also wear red, white and blue clothing on the 4th of July. Most people wear T-shirts with the American flag on them or a red, white and blue shirt, but some people make their entire outfit red, white and blue. Other people make special costumes in red, white and blue. The reason we dress like that is to show pride for our country.

そして、アメリカ人は7月4日に必ず赤・白・青の服を着ます。アメリカの旗が付けられているTシャツや赤・白・青色のTシャツを着る人が一番多いけど、服を全部赤・白・青にする人もいます。そして、特別な赤・白・青の仮装を着る人もいます。 このような服を着る理由は、アメリカに対しての誇りを表すためです。

7529111136_bf70304906_zSince we usually spend time outside on the 4th of July, most Americans either have a picnic or barbeque to enjoy the nice summer weather. We usually eat hotdogs, hamburgers and other types of grilled food as the main dish. On the side, we might have green beans, potato salad or some kind of casserole. We also enjoy eating watermelon on the 4th of July because it is cool and refreshing after playing out in the sun all day.


There are many more ways that I could talk about how we celebrate the 4th of July in the United States, but I couldn’t possibly share them all in one blog post. Did you all learn anything new about how we celebrate the 4th of July in the United States? Thanks for reading!

これ以外にも7月4日を祝う方法はたくさんあってここで全部を紹介することは残念だけどできません。 アメリカの7月4日の祝い方について新しい発見がありましたか。 読んでくれてありがとうございました!


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