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  • 1. Summer Holidays of USA and Great Britain By United Saints of America

2. The Trooping of the ColourIndependence DaySwan UppingSummer Holidays of USA and Great BritainFlag DayHighland GamesFathers Day 3. Summer Holidays of USA Fathers Day June, one Sunday 2. Flag Day June, 14th 3. Independence Day July, 4th 1. 4. Fathers Day June, one Sunday One Sunday in June is Fathers Day.Children usually spend the day with their fathers. They give them cards, flowers and presents 5. Flag Day June, 14th The American Flag is often called the Stars and Stripes. It has thirteen stripes (one for each first colony) and fifty stars, one for each state. In 1777 the Stars and Stripes became the official flag of the USA. And when it was the flags hundredth birthdays Americans first celebrated Flag Day in 1877. You can see the American flag in many places on this day, but as it isnt a main holiday offices stay open 6. Independence Day July, 4thOn July 4th 1776 the United States became independent from England. It was the beginning of a new life. Families and friends celebrate this day. Every town and every city has parades, games and sports with prizes. There are often picnics too. 7. Summer Holidays of Great Britain The Trooping of the Colour 2. Swan Upping 3. Highland Games 1. 8. Trooping the Colour Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th century, although the roots go back much earlier. On battlefields, a regiment's colours, or flags, were used as rallying points. 9. Swan Upping Swan Upping is an annual ceremonial and practical activity in Britain in which mute swans on the River Thames are rounded up, caught, marked, and then released.Traditionally, the British Monarch retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, but only exercises ownership on certain stretches of the River Thames and its surrounding tributaries 10. Highland Games Highland games are events held throughout the year in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands. Certain aspects of the games are so well known as to have become emblematic of Scotland, such as the bagpipes, the kilt, and the heavy events, especially the caber toss.