What Americans across town are doing to celebrate their big holiday
The Fourth of July is one of those American holidays where people spend time with their family and friends, usually over good food and spectacular fireworks. In the past, the popular American diner, Sparky’s was the main draw for expats on this day, with the late chef Thom Petty having a special spread for his guests, besides a party at home. With Sparky’s no longer an option, we talk to some of the expats who are away from home, to find out what their plans for Independence Day are.
I’ll be celebrating Fourth of July with my family at The Leela Palace. We’ll be having some friends over for dinner. At home, we usually have a barbecue, burgers and fireworks.
— Savannah Grant, student
I am flying to the US and will be with my kids who are there. We’ll watch the fireworks in San Diego, which is typical for families on the Fourth of July.
— Deepa Sridhat, product manager at an IT company
We’re having a few friends over and will be doing a barbecue and pool party. And hopefully shoot off some fireworks after. That’s how we’d spend it back home in the US too. —Rebecca Porter, home maker