fireworks in Glasgow on 4th of July
The Independence Day celebration in Kirklands is an annual occasion, which is vibrant and filled with fun and merriment. It is held on the fourth July every year and is considered as the most glorious day of British politics and independence. On this day, people of Scotland stand with their hands folded over a barrel of whiskey and go for a drink. The whiskey is fortified and mixed with brandy to produce the drink. Independence Day celebrations in Kirklands are marked by a grand parade, which is accompanied by firing guns at the target range.
The first Independence Day was on 24th July in 17 Stewart Island and many other Islands. Since that time, every one has celebrated this event with great zeal. Today, it is looked upon as a day of patriotism. There are several places all around Scotland where celebrations are taking place.
Glasgow city is one of the major places where tourists and locals alike have become extremely excited about Independence Day. There are several events which are organized here. Some of them include parades, performances by Scottish bands and the famous “Passing the Hat” Competition is thrown in Glasgow. This competition is based on the fact that no man can wear the same hat as the President of the United States during the entire Independence Day ceremony.
Many other locations in Scotland also get involved with the Independence Day celebrations. In Edinburgh, the Royal Mile is thronged with people. People do not even stop to watch the fireworks since they have been reserved for this special occasion. In response to the huge crowd, there are numerous pubs and restaurants that remain open all through the day and serve drinks to the visitors. People do not find it difficult to organize a party in such circumstances.
A typical Independence Day in Glasgow includes a massive outdoor concert which is attended by thousands of people. Music is played throughout the day and after the concert, various activities like parades are organized. All these activities are conducted in both the urban and rural sides of the city. During the evening, the streets are filled with dancing and cheering crowds. Even television personalities like David Bowie perform at various places. It is amazing how far the imagination can reach and how far the human imagination can stretch.
As if fireworks were not enough, the real show is held when the Royal Scottish Regiment soldiers fire their cannons in the air and roll them onto the ground in the form of bullets. Thousands of these bullets fly in the air and land back on the ground. The sound of the cannon balls is deafening. For all the tourists and residents of Glasgow, this is the most fascinating part of the Independence Day celebrations.