It’s the 4th of July! Where are the fireworks?

I just wanted to say Happy 4th of Julyย to all of my American readers…. and Happy Normal Monday to the Italian ones! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Buon 4 luglio a tutti!

P.S. My Mom once asked me “What do the Italians do for the 4th of July?” … I responded “Um… well, being that it’s a holiday to celebrate American independence day, and Italians are … well … Italian… they do nothing at all”

I love you Mom! *kiss*


22 thoughts on “It’s the 4th of July! Where are the fireworks?

  1. Happy birthday America. The colonists’ quite reasonable demands to be represented in the Westminster Parliament led to a messy divorce. Now I wonder what would have happened if the King and Parliament had caved in?

  2. Happy 4th of July Garrett–we saw fireworks here on Lago Di Garda last night! Anyway the 4th never bothers me as much as “il giorno Della ringraziamento” which means we always have to celebrate it on a following weekend here since everyone works on a Thursday!

    • Ciao Arlene! Grazie mille!

      Were the fireworks from GardaLand?

      I hear you about Thanksgiving being the more missed holiday for expats in Italy! Although, I did find a shop in Milan where one can buy really overpriced OceanSpray cranberry sauce imported from America.

      • Hey Garrett,

        You should keep an eye out for specials on American week (you can get their newsletter from they normally have WHITE marshmallows, cranberry juice, taco shells, dried cranberries and some other stuff during those times. Besides you find find other stuff that comes in handy for making american type foods (or yeah, they have bacon, salted butter, kidney beans (if you make chili) and frozen wings which are passable (especially if you doctor them up) Otherwise in Milano at dal mondo (Corso XX Marzo) you have the store which sells more English foods, but also some American brannds

      • OH yeah, the fireworks were at portese —nothing to do with 4th of July or gardaland, but it was nice anyway…..

  3. Do Italians celebrate Memorial Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Ground Hog Day, Sadie Hawkins ,and finally Arbor Dee’s Day or Saint Patty’s Pee’s Day

  4. Hey Yankee Doodle Dandy. You look like you are ready to break out into dance with tophat and cane.

  5. HEY HEY HEY MR! I was walking by to Trafalgar Square, was July 1st was Canada Day and I did not knew it and then I had a shirt with the American flag.. and everyone was like.. “wth is he doing here?” and in my mind starded the song by britney “ops i did it again” embarrassing lol

  6. Hi, as an “Italian expat living in a weird place”, I just discovered your blog and LOVE : keep it up!
    A belated happy 4th of July (in my funny Sultanate of residence, the US Embassy celebrated the 4th of July in March because July is too hot to organise receptions ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. So, I am LOVING your blog. This morning I read all the entries on the first page neglecting to get ready for work haha. But, I am commenting on this one because I also happen to love stories about your mom! Please tell her I say hello and send my love. Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures!

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