4th of July can be a strange holiday to celebrate abroad. Without the fireworks and the nationwide patriotic euphoria, there’s not much that distinguishes a 4th of July party from any other summer evening spent drinking and barbecuing with friends.
All the same, in past few years as an expat, I’ve given it an honest try. One year, I made several trays of Jell-o shots with Jell-o bought at the American Store in Malmö. Both the how and the why of that particular food (drink?) were difficult to explain.