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Topic Reading-Vol.2641-7/5/2019

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2019/07/05 Topic Reading-Vol.2641-7/5/2019

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

A guide to 4th of July for non-Americans

Yesterday, The United States of America celebrated its 243rd birthday. It declared independence from Great Britain on the fourth of July 1776 and became the first European colony to be recognized by the international community after the American Revolutionary War that ended in 1783. Other countries in the American continents followed suit and became independent in the next century, like Mexico from Spain, Brazil from Portugal, and Canada from Britain.

On the fourth of July, Americans celebrate their birthday party and enjoy ceremonial events across the country. Firework displays, parades, and barbeque parties, to name a few. Somehow, hot dog is the most popular food to celebrate this birthday, and over 150 million hot dogs were eaten last year, according to an industry organization. Actually, a single man ate 71 hot dogs in 30 minutes at the Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest to defend his title.

The original form of the US consisted of 13 former British colonies. The number of states expanded and finally became 50 when Alaska and Hawaii were added to the list in 1959. The country has now the strongest economy, military, and stomach for junk food.

Enjoy reading and learn what you can expect to see on this happy birthday.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/04/us/us-independence-day-for-non-americans-trnd/index.html

 

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