Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop 2014


This hop is hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Bookhounds.   I haven't really done a giveaway hop in awhile, what with BEA and then my surgery a couple weeks ago.  Plus, I've been kind of broke with air conditioning issues and all the costs leading up to my surgery, etc. But you don't care about that, right?  You're just here to win something!  In the spirit of the giveaway name, I'm giving you a choice in what you win.  I am giving away either a $15 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or if you are International and can't use those, you may choose a book up to $15 from The Book Depository, as long as they deliver to your country.  Sound good?  Then enter in the Rafflecopter below, then go hop along to all the other sites in the Linky list below that.


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190 comments:

  1. I'm from the Netherlands and King's Day is on April 26th. I love celebrating!

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  2. Hot dogs, potato salad, & chips while we watch the fireworks

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  3. I love to watch the fireworks with friends and family! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  4. We go to the cabin with family, and at dusk we head out to the middle of the lake and watch fireworks all around.

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  5. June 12 is our national day here in Philippines :)

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  6. I'm from the UK. There is no official national day, but we celebrate the Queen's birthday.14 June in 2014

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  7. in Belgium we have our national day on the 21july ( and in my area we also have regional day on the 27 september)

    thank you for your generosity

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  8. I live in the US and for the past few years I've been doing a new tradition where we go see huge fireworks sponsored by the city at the baseball stadium my brother works at (and now I work there too). It's pretty and free lol but it's nice to spend time with the younger siblings and cherish these memories we make together :D

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  9. I live in Sri Lanka and our Independence Day is4th February.

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  10. I live in the US. We always have a family get together and grill out. After we shoot fireworks!

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  11. I'm an Indonesian, and we celebrate our national day on 17th August.

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  12. My family and I celebrate it by having a picnic at the lake. :)

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  13. I usually spend the Fourth of July with my family. We all buy some fireworks, then put them in a big pile at a family member's house and let everyone start lighting them! It's a lot of fun! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. We always celebrate with a cookout with family!

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  15. I have a BBQ and go to the park to watch fireworks :)

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  16. I am from Canada and yesterday was Canada Day and we went to the parade and fireworks

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  17. We celebrate with brats and fireworks on the beach!

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  18. 4th of February here in Sri Lanka!

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  19. This year, I will work during the morning and my husband is planning quite the grilling extravaganza! Lucky for me, that's one of his fave parts of the holiday!

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  20. We grill out with family.
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  21. We work through both Canada Day and July 4th this year. :(

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  22. I the US my family and I will be watching the parade and spending the day together and hopefully watching some fireworks.

    Danielle Papsis
    dpapsis2@gmail.com

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  23. Although I'm British, I've lived in Portugal since I was 10 years old and to be honest, I'm not really sure about our national day as such lol! We do have a kind of independence day on 25th April though but, aside from it being a holiday, we don't really do much to celebrate it.

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  24. We live in TX so we go to the lake & watch fire works.

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  25. I like to celebrate the fourth with a cookout or by going to see fireworks. This is in the US.

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  26. We celebrate it on 17th of August. I live in Indonesia, btw :)

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  27. We celebrate the 4th by going to our local minor league baseball game complete with fireworks.

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  28. Our whole family has a crawfish boil, grill a little bit of everything, play games, play with the kids, and then who wants to we go to where the fireworks are being fired.

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  29. I'm Canadian so we have Canada Day on July 1st.

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  30. I'm from Brazil and our 'Independence day" is september 7th,and everybody go to the beach!

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  31. My country's (India) Independence Day is august 15. We have the hoisting of the flag in the morning, that's all.

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  32. I'm from Denmark and actually we don't have a "real" National Day like July 4th. However, we do have June 5th, we're we are celebrating the first constitution from 1849. Actually it's just a day off from work and school. We don't really celebrate it like many other countries. :/

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  33. We just wing it every year, but we do eat. This time we have are eyes on that movie Tammy. That seems really funny & can't wait to see it.

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  34. I am in the USA we celebrate with a BBQ

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  35. My family typically goes to the beach. I mean, we live in Florida. That's what you have to do, right? :)

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  36. I'm Singaporean and my country's national day is on 9th August

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  37. We celebrate the 4th with a cookout.

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  38. We live in the US. We stay home and watch movies.

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  39. We celebrate with a block party at our friends house..this year we're throwing in celebrating with our entire extended family too!

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  40. We usually have a cookout and watch the fireworks during the festival.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  41. I don't celebrate, but sometimes my parents' BBQ.

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  42. We usually have family over for a bbq and then go to the fireworks

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  43. im from Chile, we celebrate on sept 18
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I live in Finland and our Independence Day is on December 6th. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  45. I will celebrate with loved ones and family having a semi private party of our own.

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  46. We hang out with family and watch our neighborhood's fireworks :)

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  47. I spend time with my family and of course we do fireworks.

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  48. Usually we have a family BBQ and neighborhood fireworks, everyone brings their fireworks and a desert to share. This year, my son is playing in a baseball tournament, so we will be at the baseball field.

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  49. BBQ and fireworks in the evening.

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  50. I'm in Canada, so our's is July 1! We celebrate in a similar way I think. BBQ, fireworks and what not (:

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  51. I'm from Indonesia and Indonesian is August 17th! :)

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  52. I like to hang out and watch the fireworks :)

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  53. i'm form Chile and our's in September

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  54. My neighbors have a big gathering and shoot off fireworks in the street. Everyone eats a bunch of rice Krispie treats. However, this year I work. :(

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  55. I'm Australian and we celebrate Australia Day on January 26th. Usually my family just has a special lunch with family and friends over.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. My family and friends have a cookout then we go and watch the fireworks.

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  57. Food, fireworks, and swimming! Thanks! Happy 4th!

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  58. We have a big family BBQ and light off a bunch a fireworks.

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  59. I live in the US. We will be up at the lake , After cooking out we go on the pontoon to watch fireworks.

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  60. I'm French, so our national day is July 14th.

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  61. I always go to my grandmothers. That's where the whole family goes for functions.

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  62. We either buy or own or take the kids to see fireworks :)

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  63. Philippines' national day is June 12.

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  64. I'm in the US and I attend fireworks.

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  65. I'm from Australia- and it's the 26th of January :)

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  66. I live in Sweden and our national day is June 6

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  67. I just enjoy my day off from work, I don't have any plans.

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  68. I live in the Philippines and we celebrate it on June 12.

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  69. Canada Day was a couple days ago and I celebrated by going to a beach and watching fireworks!

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  70. The family gets together for a cookout and to watch the fireworks

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  71. We get together the weekend of the fourth and have a cookout swimming party, and the kids and their wives and my grandchildren all go to town to see the fireworks, and I watch them on television....LOL seating is more comfortable.

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  72. We celebrate with the neighbors. Everyone takes turns lighting off fireworks. We like to roast marshmallows and makes mores too.

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  73. I will working and reading in my free time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. We celebrate with family! We have a picnic and fireworks, icecream, lots of fun!

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  75. Going to my parents house for a family lunch of hot dogs and going to see the fireworks later that night at the stadium.

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  76. My family usually just goes out to watch the fireworks :)

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  77. We have a big dinner and sometimes we have fireworks. If there is a big firework show in one of the towns we go see that.

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  78. We love to have a great time with family, enjoy fireworks and a good hamburger. Thanks!

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  79. INTL: September 15 here in El Salvador
    (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

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  80. My kids are all young adults now so we don't do the parade anymore but we all get together during the day and bbq and play games then at dark the kids all go to hang out and I go to the neighborhood fireworks party

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  81. We celebrate with a nice dinner,this year hubby wants turkey, and we go and watch fireworks in which ever rtown we are in at the time.

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  82. I live in the border Mexico/USA, in Mexico the day is september 16, and the 4 of july usually i spent the day with friends in a fair in California

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  83. I'm British, we don't really have a "day".
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  84. BBQ, watch the fireworks if they are setting them off locally.
    -Jamie

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  85. I'm from Romania and our national day is on December 1st :)

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  86. I usually have a cook out at home.

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  87. We usually celebrate the 4th with a cookout and then we go and see the local fireworks. Unfortunately this year my husband had his foot operated on so we will celebrate very low key but I think I may light a sparkler or two.

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  88. This year were staying home and relaxing! I'm thinking about going to Redbox later and getting some movies!

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  89. We live in a tourist destination for the 4th. So we tend to hide in our house, but occasionally will go to a friends house to hide if they are doing something.

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  90. I am in the US and we're having a neighborhood BBQ/potluck - talk about fun!
    thank you

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  91. I celebrate the 4th by having a picnic with my family.

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  92. we usually have friends over on the fourth
    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  93. We go to the beach to celebrate

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  94. I live in Belgium and our national day is July 21 but it doesn't really get celebrated here =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  95. I celebrate the 4th by having a BBQ and watching fireworks.

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  96. We usually host or attend a barbecue and enjoy the fireworks.

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  97. I celebrated the 4th by just staying at home relaxing.

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  98. We just celebrated Canada Day on July 1st!

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  99. My family goes to a friends house every fourth of July. They live in the country and have a tons of people come, they make chicken and homemade ice cream the set off fireworks and ride horses.

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  100. This July 4th I've been taking it easy with books and movies!
    - meghann

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  101. Family, Food and Fireworks!

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  102. I went to the fireworks with my kids and see the family tomorrow ;)

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  103. Spent the day with family & today we will be going to a huge family party at my cousins house!

    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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  104. I usually go to a friend or family’s BBQ and then go and watch the fireworks.

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  105. We celebrate by going to the fireworks. Most of the time we have a family cookout, but this year we did a tailgate at the fireworks

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  106. I usually work but do watch the fireworks.

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  107. In the US my family celebrates by having a bbq. :)

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  108. We are us, live in colorado and go to the lake and stay on our boat and swim and bbq and hang out with friends. lots of fun. thank you so much and lots of reading time too

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  109. This year, my family went to an outdoor concert/fireworks show together :)

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  110. Im Canadian and Canada day is July 1! We celebrated this year by going four wheeling for 9 hours in the forest. it was A LOT of fun!

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  111. I dont do much but watch the fireworks lol B)

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  112. We usually do fireworks, but wasn't able to this year as I'm not feeling well, so e watched them on television.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  113. I live in Cyprus and our national day is the 1st of April. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  114. We usually do something different every year, whether it's a bbq at a friends house or down to the city fireworks show or doing our own in our street

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  115. Don't do anything special anymore. But I do enjoy watching fireworks as long as I can watch them from my porch!

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  116. I celebrate with swimming, grilling cheeseburgers and hot dogs, and watching fireworks. ~Anastasia W

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  117. I'm from the US and we usually get together with family and friends for BBQ.

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  118. We celebrate by having a family BBQ

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  119. This year was very low-key since there was a lot of rain. Just a nice time with family grilling and hanging out. Wish our town had a parade!

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  120. We usually go to the fireworks in the next town on the 4th which was postponed to the 5th this year because of rain.

    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

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  121. I don't even know if the UK has a national day tbh.

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  122. We celebrate Independence Day by having a family picnic and then going to watch the fireworks

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  123. We usually campout on the beach or just have a lazy weekend!

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  124. Independence Day is celebrated on August 31st in Trinidad and Tobago. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day. :)

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  125. Either going to a Festival/carnival or a BBQ and enjoying a local fireworks show at night.

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  126. celebrate with a bbq and fireworks

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  127. I usually celebrate the 4th with a big family cookout and fireworks! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  128. I'm from Philippines and we celebrate national day as a family. :)

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  129. Jordan's Independence Day is on the 25th of June..and it's mostly spent with family :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  130. We usually just watch movies on TV, then watch the fireworks if it's not raining. =)

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  131. Our Country's national day is Australia Day in Jan.

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  132. I'm from Croatia and we celebrate our Independence Day on 8th of October. :) Thanks for a giveaway!

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  133. I celebrated the fourth by having a pool party/BBQ with friends during the day and watching the fireworks from my rooftop deck :)

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  134. In the Netherlands we celebrate King's Day on April 26th , Memorial Day on May 4th and Liberation Day on May 5th.

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  135. We usually spend the day at one of the many festivals we have around here and then we go out on the lake to watch the fireworks.

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  136. We have a cookout and watch the fireworks.

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  137. We usually have a family BBQ at my father-in-law's house, but he is up north for the summer so we didn't end up doing anything. We don't even have a fireworks display in my town anymore, so we didn't even go anywhere for fireworks.

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  138. We spent our 4th with family playing games and BBQing.

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  139. This year I spent my Independence Day going to two separate BBQs. Pretty nice considering I'm a hungry pregnant woman. =p

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  140. Normally my family and a few of our neighbors get together with our families and set off fireworks. This year however, my brother and I went to camp with our church and we had activities all day then had a bonfire, basketball tournaments, and fireworks for the forth with smores, pizza, and hot dogs! It was SO much fun!!!

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  141. In New Zealand we have Waitangi Day on the 6th of February.

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  142. Here in Brazil the official date is September 7th, but people don't really celebrate it (unfortunately, we don't have many reasons to be proud of our complicated country). But right now, during the World Cup, people are like crazy with patriotic stuff all around – in fact, the only thing that awake this feeling around here is the soccer game!

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  143. Independence Day on 24th of February in Estonia :)

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  144. We celebrated the 4th of July grilling and watching the fireworks with family and friends.

    tderosa142@gmail.com

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  145. We celebrated with a cookout, swimming, and watching the town's fireworks display.

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  146. I spend it with my family and take care of my scared fur babies

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  147. I live in Canada, ours is July 1st

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  148. Barbecues and fireworks for me, a beloved cliche!

    vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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  149. We have a BBQ over the weekend and go out for fireworks!

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  150. My family and I really do not celebrate the 4th. :)
    Mary G Loki

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  151. I live in the US and we celebrate in Southwest Georgia with dinner, family, fireworks and watermelon!

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  152. Normally, I celebrate with my daughter's family - cookout and fireworks.

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  153. We spend the day with family and close friends having a BBQ. Then we head to the park to watch the local community fireworks, then back to our house again to watch non-professional fireworks in the area around the firepit.

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  154. I'm from the Philippines and we celebrate on June 12 :)

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  155. We celebrated with fireworks and barbeque! Thanks!

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  156. We have a neighborhood bbq and then go watch fireworks.

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  157. My family and I hung out with friends and watched the fireworks.

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  158. We celebrate the Fourth by having a barbeque and watching the fireworks.

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  159. I am in the US and we went to the lake to see fireworks for the 4th.

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  160. We celebrated the 4th with a massive fireworks show at my mother in laws. Thank you


    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  161. I'm in Lithuania, and due to my country's complicated history, we celebrate several dates. July 6th is our State day, because on this day several hundred of years ago the one and only king that we had in all our history was officially crowned (all other rulers before and after him had the title grand duke only). And we celebrate our independence on two dates - February 16th and March 11th. The first date commemorates the first time when almost a century ago Lithuania declared its independence as a state separate from all other states (which didn't mean much to Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia when they divided our territory between them a bit later), and the second independence day notes the date when Lithuania declared itself independent from the Soviet Union in 1990.

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    1. I don't always answer the comments on the actual giveaway post because there are so many, but I just loved your comment so much I had to. I love all the history you gave here. I was just at our National World War I Memorial here in the states yesterday, so your answer really stuck with me. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  162. BBQ, parade, and fireworks! Definitely fireworks. :)

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  163. We celebrate it with a family picnic.

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  164. We celebrate by going to our small town parade and a BBQ.
    californiapoppys@yahoo.com

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  165. Fireworks and bbq, just simple stuff, but my husband is like a kid with fire works so its fun, thanks for the giveaway

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  166. My plans tend to vary from year to year, but for the last two years the hubs and I have gone out to eat and to a movie. We usually try to catch fireworks as well.

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  167. We have a small family bbq

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  168. Alisha Sienkiel in rafflecopter.

    We celebrate by have a small family cookout on the 4th

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  169. I'm in Canada, so our's is July 1! We celebrate it similar to the US with fireworks etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

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