July 4th in Rome

Old Jun 16th, 2011, 03:37 AM
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July 4th in Rome

I will be in Rome on the 4th of July and was wondering if anything will be closed as a result of our holiday? Also, it's on a Monday this year so I know there are a few things that are closed on that day in general but I wanted to know if there was anything else that would be.....
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 03:39 AM
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The American Embassy may be closed.

Are you thinking the Italians celebrate American Independence?
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 03:53 AM
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Please tell me this is not a real question....Independence Day is an american holiday - no one in Europe celebrates it...
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 04:35 AM
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What?? I'm aware it's an American holiday, I didn't mean that they celebrate it, but are you aware that they do have some celebrations in the city including a picnic and fireworks?

http://www.rome.world-guides.com/events.html

Scroll down to "Rome Events in July".

That's the reason for my question, if it was a stupid question, I apologize
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 04:43 AM
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It may be kind of nice to see how Americans living in Rome celebrate the Independence Day holiday.
I wonder how you could find out where the festivities take place?
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rywith.. the website you have pointed to is one that seems to be aimed at the American market. Nothing wrong in that but that bias is going to tilt your expectations a little.
Here is the link to the official website (in English)
http://en.turismoroma.it/
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 05:22 AM
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there are no stupid questions...and btw...
i am a greek citizen, and i know that there is a big parade on our independence day in New York !!!!!
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 05:47 AM
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I wasn't really interested in celebrating it while I'm there, it's also my birthday btw, but I wanted to be sure that if I had stuff planned out on that day that nothing would be closed unexpectedly that's all.
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 09:02 AM
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I don't know when you're arriving in Rome, but note that June 29 is a Roman holiday--Sts. Peter and Paul, if I'm remembering correctly. We left Rome that day and I had planned on doing some last minute shopping only to find the stores I wanted were closed. So if you're there then, you may find some things closed.
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 10:45 AM
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Other countries do NOT celebrate US Independence day? Why ever would they? (And yes, IMHO it is a silly question.) A limited number of ex-pats might have a picnic - but that would hardly shut down Rome.

The US doesn;t celebrate Bastile Day - or Guy Fawkes night - do we?

As for parades in NYC - that's differnt. We have a parade for every nationality - but nothing shuts down - just a big parade -celebrting all our varous cultures.
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 11:25 AM
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One could argue we barely celebrate July 4th in the U.S. anymore. The USPS will be closed. Anything else, really?
I know where I live I can go shopping, see a movie or a baseball game, eat in a restaurant, visit a museum... oh, and watch fireworks if they haven't been cancelled by budget cuts.
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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 02:21 PM
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I recall this question coming up long ago, maybe on another forum.

I thought the best answer was "they don't have the 4th of July in Rome."
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