I have never celebrated the fourth of July WITH the British. We attempted to do so on Friday night but apparently they are still bitter.
Here in Pisco I am working with a volunteer group of around 50 people from different countries around the world ranging in age from 18-38. The US holds the record for most volunteers here, with the Brits coming in at second place.
Plans were made for a 4th of July celebration. We were almost successful in getting donations for fireworks from the aformentioned enemies until they realized the reason for the celebration. Our freedom... from them!
Anyways, so we had the 4th here in Peru complete with frieworks. Nothing out of the normal. I've never been so patriotic on the 4th, we sang the anthem, proud to be an american and many other songs. Midway through the celbration we were pelted with eggs. We looked up to find true Redcoats, firing ammo at us while playing their British national anthem. They were literally wearing red parkas!
Fortunately we were able to yet again defeat the British. Mostly by default because their bad aim caused them to only hit local Peruvians and their cars.
Oooooo, freedom is sweet.