It was 4th of July yesterday and I experienced my very first Independence Day celebrations in the USA!! As you know I am in AMERICA on a Mandela Washington Fellowship (for more on the Fellowship visit my website HERE ). For the duration of the Fellowship I have been assigned a peer collaborator (mentor) – Dr Michael Shapiro – who is a Professor at Georgia State University (to know more about Dr Shapiro visit my website HERE ). Dr Shapiro and his lovely wife – Carolyn – were very gracious to have invited me (and a few of my friends in the fellowship program) to spend the 4th of July with their family in their lovely home in Cobb County. It was such a wonderful experience and we even watched the fireworks at Indian Hills Country Club.
4TH OF JULY – INDEPENDENCE DAY
Independence Day – known as the 4th of July – is an American federal holiday which celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. On that day the Continental Congress declared the 13 American Colonies regarded themselves a new nation – the United States of America – and were no longer part of the British Empire. The 4th of July is a National Holiday in the U.S and is celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbeques, family reunions, concerts and fairs.
Here are the highlights of my 4th of July celebrations:
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICA!!!
Until next time