As we celebrate Independence Day across the United States, U.S. embassies and consulates are also commemorating the July 4th holiday, sharing U.S. culture and the holiday’s traditions with the people of their host countries. During these celebrations, U.S. Ambassadors and other staff at embassies and consulates often highlight the importance of our friendships and partnerships abroad.
Here are some highlights from their celebrations from around the world:
Happy Independence Day from U.S. Embassy Seoul! pic.twitter.com/1Rdyg3wr22— U.S. Embassy Seoul (@USEmbassySeoul) June 29, 2018
This year the U.S. Embassy marked our Independence Day a little early with a celebration in Phnom Penh last Friday night of American and Cambodian innovation. #Cambodia— US Embassy Cambodia (@USEmbPhnomPenh) June 20, 2018
Check out https://t.co/nOeMxcRuJe pic.twitter.com/UFWo0fmeuM
The U.S. Embassy is proud to be celebrating our Independence Day as well as 100 years of friendship with the Czech people. pic.twitter.com/aTSSfNge9r— U.S. Embassy Prague (@USEmbassyPrague) June 28, 2018
We’re getting ready for U.S. #IndependenceDay! On July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies declared their independence. Americans celebrate the 4th of July w fireworks & picnics. Stop by the Embassy’s walls on Galle Road to see the new panels created in honor of #July4th. pic.twitter.com/bhs51PnbYS— U.S. Embassy Colombo (@USEmbSL) July 3, 2018
La Declaración de Independencia proclamó la igualdad de todas las personas y su derecho inalienable a la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad. Esto es lo que celebramos el #4deJulio pic.twitter.com/wcNexLU0XK— EmbajadaEEUUArg (@EmbajadaEEUUarg) July 1, 2018
Editor's Note: This entry also appears in the U.S. Department of State's publication on Medium.