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Happy 4th of July! How Many Languages Can You Say “Fireworks” in?

It is finally July, and the weekend of 4thof July is coming up so soon! Here is a brief history of America’s favorite holiday in case you didn’t know. Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. Therefore, July 4th of 1776 is seen as the birth of American independence. Nowadays, people usually celebrate with fireworks and parades in cities, as well as barbecues and small family and friend gatherings.

Fireworks are likely the most popular part of this holiday, as thousands of people gather and watch beautiful firework shows all over the United States the night of Fourth of July. The most amazing fireworks are said to be in NYC, Nashville, Washington DC, and of course RoLa Languages' neighbor city, Boston, this year. Now, do you know how to say the word “fireworks” in other languages?

  • Spanish: fuegos artificiales

  • French: feux d’artifice

  • Italian: fuochi d’artificio

  • Mandarin: 烟火

  • Portuguese: fogos de artifício

  • German: feuerwerk

  • Dutch: vuurwerk

  • Swedish: fyrverkeri

Do you see some similarities among these languages? Come learn more languages with RoLa starting this July!