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Nothing like an early morning beer for Expats celebrating the Fourth

July 7, 2009 @ 4:45 PM | Permalink

Beer is not the first thing that comes to mind at 8 a.m. on the eve of Fourth of July.

 
But – like the Americans who surrounded me in this open space just west of San José – it took me only a minute to raise my hand for an ”Imperial.”
 
Held on the grounds of Costa Rica’s Cerveceria, the Independence Day celebration featured cotton candy, popcorn, live music, a mini-parade and anything else that would make an American feel more at home.
 
Because the Fourth falls in the heart of raining season, event planners schedule the celebration to take place between 8 a.m. and noon.
 
But the early hour is no deterrent for these hearty Expats who readily raised their glasses of beer to wish the United States of America one very happy birthday.
 

 

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Posted on 7/08/2009 by

Patricia Bertuccio

Patricia Bertuccio

It's interesting to read about how expats celebrated the 4th. Being outside and enjoying a good barbecue is a part of the tradition, though Americans have never been much of "morning people." It's a great read and I really enjoyed the video :)

Posted on 7/10/2009 by

Sara Ribbens

Sara Ribbens

Being a morning person, this would be a great way to celebrate the 4th. I can barely stay awake for the traditional fireworks. Remember celebrating the 4th in France?

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