Welcome to the Star Spangled Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!
Today is star spangled indeed, as it’s Canada Day! So Happy Canada Day to everyone in Canada, and Happy Fourth of July to everyone in the U.S. this weekend. Which is even better for being a 3-day weekend this year. And next year too, so plan ahead!
So this hop celebrates patriot holidays for two countries, even if one of them – Canada – doesn’t actually have a star on its current flag. Although it has in the past.
But these are both patriotic holidays celebrating the birth/consolidation of separate parts into a semi- or somewhat unified whole. Sometimes like a family complete with table-pounding and shouting at family reunions. And the occasional insults hurled either across the table – or to the picnic table next door, meaning in this analogy, each other.
I remember fireworks where I grew up, the tiny suburb of Golf Manor in Cincinnati. It looks like they still do fireworks, just not this year. That’s probably true a lot of places this year.
But it’s still a time to celebrate – wherever you are. And in celebration of this bloghop I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book, up to $10 in value, from the Book Depository. This giveaway is open, not just in the US and Canada as they are celebrating this month, but everywhere that the Book Depository ships.
So have a happy Canada Day, or Independence Day, or whatever and whenever your country celebrates its birth!
For more star spangled celebrations, be sure to visit the other stops on this hop!
MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.
145 thoughts on “Star Spangled Giveaway Hop”
BBQ and fireworks.
I love having a small get-together with friends and family so we can BBQ and swim. Not sure how that’s going to go this year, but I’m going to say we won’t do so well with it.
Volunteering for the homeless and having a huge cookout!!
taking in our towns parade, bbq and fire works
I like the parades.
Watching the fireworks
Watching the fireworks was always so much fun.
Having a bbq and going to the lake.
Our favorite tradition is watching the Canada Day Fireworks.
watching the fireworks.
I prefer to stay home and hope that there is peace and quiet.
BBQing! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
Fireworks … tampa usually has Boom by the Bay.. that’s super fun.
I love to watch the fireworks!
I like going over to my wife’s aunt’s house for a pool party.
Having family and friends over for a cookout.
I like going to see fireworks.
Making a patriotic cake.
My favorite is BBQs with friends.
A bbq or picnic with the family! 🙂
I like seeing all the greetings from my friends and family and the photos of their celebrations.
I like watching the fireworks.
A big barbecue with burgers, potato salad, chips, watermelon and pie.
Ribs and fireworks with the family.
I love having food and cake with friends on the 4th 🙂
I’m a Food Historian. I LIVE for 4th of July picnics.
I love watching the fireworks on 4th of July.
There is a small local fair with a fantastic fireworks display on the 4th here. I still don’t know if they are going to have fireworks or not. I do know the fair is cancelled.
My favorite 4th of July tradition is going on a boat ride with my family! We usually go waterskiing as well.
My favorite tradition is enjoying a family BBQ. We aren’t meeting up with the whole family as a precaution this year, but still plan on making cheeseburgers and enjoying a delicious dinner.
BBQ with the family
We will be hanging out together after work
Just spending time outside.
Its a tradition to watch our city parade on the 4th but none this year because of the virus.
Having a big BBQ with family and friends then watching the fireworks .
I enjoy watching fireworks… from a distance 🙂
Watching fireworks is my favorite thing to so on Canada Day
I like the July 4th fireworks the most.
I love having a cookout with friends.
BBQ with friends and family
Family and neighborhood gathering for bbqs/potluck, fun, swimming, fireworks and friendship – things will be very different this year!
BBQ, fireworks, watermelon, swimming and fun times with family. It will definitely be a little different this year but we are still looking forward to it.
We usually have family and friends over for a cook out
I love the fireworks.
The BBQ and watching Fireworks.
Celebrating with family, even if it’s just watching on tv.
Having a picnic dinner then watching the fireworks.
Going somewhere to see the fireworks is my favorite July 4th tradition. They were all cancelled locally this year, so we bought a little box to shoot off in our yard. Hopefully, the kids will be excited about those.
My favorite is BBQ.
i love watching fireworks.
I love watching the fireworks show
I don’t have any traditions.
Our large family barbecue.
Grilling out and seeing the kids enjoy the fireworks.
we BBQ and watch fire works
The fireworks are my favorite!
Grilling with family and friends is my favorite tradition! With ice cream or popsicles for dessert 🙂
It used to be the neighborhood bike parade and picnic and games afterward.
My favorite 4th of July tradition is going to see the fireworks show and then lighting off are own.
Our favorite celebration is watching the fireworks.
Our family BBQ is my favorite tradition!
definitely a backyard BBQ and a cake for hubby as it is his birthday too, and then watching the fireworks from our house since we are lucky enough to be able to see them.
Grill burgers and hot dogs
Porcupine races are my favorit 4th traditon.
Always having BBQ with family & friends then going to watch fireworks. Since the fireworks are cancelled this year I imagine we’ll watch Macy’s display on tv.
Having a BBQ and watching fireworks
We go see fireworks usually.
I love spending time at the pool
The fireworks are my favorite.
Thanks for the contest.
I love just being with friends in general.
It is a family day for me, all the family is here, it is my birthday.
Watching fireworks with my family.
Water skiing, swimming, and grilling.
cooking out with family
Going to the park to watch the fireworks!
Usually some pool time, but hopefully next year!
We love having a BBQ for friends and family but won’t be doing it this year.
Pool parties and fireworks
Having a cookout!
My kids love playing with sparklers.
I love watching fireworks.
Bonfires and sparklers!
My favorite tradition is a picnic with family.
I like spending time with my family and cooking for everyone.
We will usually have a BBQ with just our family
We usually spend some time with family on July 4th.
The 4th is my husband’s birthday and we have a tradition of having a BBQ and lots of fireworks every year.
My favourite Canada Day tradition is to have family over for a barbecue.
Fireworks for sure!
Love the time with my family
Having off work, lol
We love blowing off fireworks!
Cookouts are my favorite.
We don’t have any big July 4th traditions – mostly just grilling out!
I love hanging out at a BBQ
I love watching fireworks with my family. The fireworks are fun, but seeing the joy my kids have while watching them is the best ^_^
My favorite 4th of July tradition is eating yummy BBQ food and watching fireworks.
I love watching fireworks.
We usually go downtown to see the fireworks
We like to grill out, swim and watch the fireworks.
We go to the park and BBQ then watch the fireworks.
grilling out with friends and family
We grill a wonderful meal on 4th of July and then we spend the evening hours consoling our scared puppy every year.
We have a huge family get-together and BBQ and lots of fun, games and more up until we enjoy the fireworks together before we end our day.
Watching fireworks on the lake
What’s your favorite July 4th (or Canada Day) tradition?
i’m a non-amareican but i love the July 4th fireworks
I don’t celebrate either…
We have a big BBQ and invite family and friends over for good food and corn hole.
the big family cookout
We don’t usually do much for the 4th of July, but I enjoy watching a proper fireworks display.
I don’t like 4th of July, so I don’t have any traditions for it.
Mine is watching fireworks.
Having a family bbq with lots of the family over.
Mom’s Potato Salad!
Other then sometimes going to see local fireworks, we don’t really have any 4th of July traditions. Thanks and God bless!
Cookout & fireworks!
The food would be my favorite part. I hate fireworks.
I love July 4th the most!!
Seeing all the American flags every where.
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My favorite tradition is watching fireworks with my children.
Watching fireworks in my neighborhood is my favorite July 4th tradition.
I like watching fireworks.
My favorite 4th of July tradition is watching the public fireworks.
Having a cookout with family is my favorite tradition.
Having a cookout and watching the fireworks!
Food family and fireworks
We always watch fireworks in town.
We get together with family
I like to watch the fireworks in my city every year as a tradition, but this year they are cancelled.
Grilling out with family and then fireworks.
Watch the firework display.
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