2012年07月05日

Fourth of July

Hello, ISAAC English readers! Hope everyone is doing well despite the sudden rise in temperature.

TOPIC: Fourth of July (7月4日; アメリカの独立記念日)

July 4th is celebrated as the day America gained independence from Great Britain
through the signing of the Declaration of Independence (アメリカ独立宣言) on July 4, 1776.
It is commonly referred as (と呼ぶ) the "Fourth of July"
but some historians believe this was not the actual date the Declaration of Indepence was signed.
Whether the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th or not,
it is interesting that the only two people to sign the Declaration and serve as president died on the same day: July 4, 1826.

TIP: Fireworks (花火)

Fireworks play a big part (大きな役割を果たす) in Fourth of July celebrations.
In America, there are two main occasions (時) when fireworks are shot: the Fourth of July and January 1st.
Personally, I enjoy fireworks in the summer rather than in the dead of winter (真冬の中より).
Even though Fourth of July fireworks have already finished, firework celebrations will begin later this month in Japan.
If you're looking to enjoy firework celebrations this summer, you can find dates and places at this website:
http://hanabi.walkerplus.com/
Hope you have a good time!

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