A certain number of preparationsare done by both the citizens and the city council. The day before the 4th of July fireworks stands are put up all over the towns and cities so that everyone can buy fireworks ahead of time,streets are decorated with American flags and everything is set for parade to take place even with a week of anticipation.
On the 4th of July people dress with all kinds of patriotic clothing andhats that show the patriotism for America. Hats resemble the national flag with little miniature models of the red, white and blue flag of America hanging from them. They wear stars and stripesjumpers or shirts, and just to show spirit of the USA they paint their faces in red, white and blue paint. A lot of neighborhoods have "block parties" on the 4th of July closing off the streetsand having a full grill of delicious barbecue and socializing.
Every city has different parades and different routes where they go along, however, most of them convey on the idea of floatsdecorated with the colours of the American flag and stars driving along the main streets of the city. And last but not least important, at 9 pm the firework display is released from all parts ofAmerica. The spectacular and igniting fireworks illuminate the night sky, bringing a bright and dazzling display of lights shooting into the sky.
I have always wanted to attend this festival so asto share the feeling of patriotism, which in my country is not given so much importance. I’m planning to join and celebrate it with my brother, who is in the USA, and enjoy in the American way!