4th of July – U.S. Embassy Celebration Round-Up

US Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | April 11/2011

The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh celebrated America’s Day of Independence last night at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador, with hundreds of Americans and Saudis attending the 4th of July event which is usually celebrated by the Embassy in Riyadh early in the Spring for weather considerations. This year marks the 235th anniversary of America’s independence in 1776. Read more here.

Members of the U.S. Air Forces Central’s band, Wild Blue Country, stand with the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. James Smith and his wife Dr. Breslin-Smith after the National Day Celebration which hosted over 1,000 dignitaries from around the world.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karl Bradley)

US Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus : May 17, 2011

“U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus Frank C. Urbancic hosted an Independence Day reception on the grounds of the Embassy Residence on May 17, 2011, where he welcomed over 1,000 guests from the community and other diplomatic missions. In attendance was President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and other dignitaries.  As one of the largest parties on the island, the celebration is the premier representational event of the Embassy and one at which the movers and shakers on the island are able to network with American diplomats and an elite community as well.  Media coverage of the event was favorable. ”

U.S. Marines presenting the Colors to Ambassador Urbancic, with guests watching
Ambassador Urbancic Hosts National Day Celebration Marking 235 Years of American Independence
(May 17, 2011)
Photo from US Embassy Cyprus
 US Embassy Cyprus posted online: “We would like to thank all the sponsors of the National Day Reception.” The event was made possible through the generous sponsorship of local U.S. companies and affiliates.
Corporate sponsors photo from US Embassy Cyprus

US Embassy Helsinki, Finland | June 22, 2011

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Photos from US Embassy Finland/Flickr
US Embassy Guatemala, Guatemala | June 29, 2011

Celebración Día de Independencia de los Estados Unidos 2011

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Photos from US Embassy Guatemala/Flickr

US Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay | June 30, 2011

La embajada de Estados Unidos en Uruguay realizó una recepción en la residencia oficial con motivo de celebrarse el 235 aniversario de la independencia de Estados Unidos.

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Photos from US Embassy Uruguay/Flickr

US Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel | June 30, 2011

“The annual Independence Day Reception at the Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel is our largest event of the year and we are proud to provide you with an exclusive view of all the festivities.  So join us on Thursday, June 30 at 19:00 pm local, (noon EST) for a live broadcast straight from the Ambassador’s Residence in Herzliyah. We’ll be live on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, JUSTIN TV, and on the Embassy website. Don’t miss out on the #1 event of the year.” Via

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Photos from US Embassy Tel Aviv/Flickr

US Embassy Bangkok, Thailand | July 1, 2011

“The United States Embassy in Bangkok hosts an early July 4th barbecue for staff and family. Despite the rain, we all had fun! Happy Independence Day!”

Via Ambassador Kenney’s blog: “On July 4, 2011, Americans celebrate the 235th birthday of our nation. We held an Embassy contest to design a shirt for our staff picnic. One of the winners is the 8th grade daughter of an Embassy Employee. She and her family came to my office to show the winning T shirt.”

Photo from Ambassador Kenney’s Blog