Independence Day

The British Origins of America's Political Divide

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

According to the theory, the origins of the Red and Blue state divide go back to the English Civil War of the 1640s, when champions of Parliament fled to Massachusetts and supporters of the King found safe haven in Virginia.

You've Never Seen A Fireworks Display Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Tech

Jos Stiglingh was presented with a unique opportunity: the chance to film fireworks up close, of course no one could have predicted what Jos did next....

4 July - Freedom Not Just for America But for Rwanda as Well

Endeavour Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

July 4th - America's day of independence and freedom. It was also the day twenty years ago that the genocide was brought to an end in Rwanda - not by foreign hand but by the remarkable military campaign of the rebel army led by Rwanda's current President, Paul Kagame...

Alongside Guitarist Stevie Marco and the Rasta Rock Opera, Jimi Hendrix Performs One Last Time

Anthony Byrne | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Anthony Byrne

What is arguably the most famous version of the American national anthem is Jimi Hendrix's rendition played the morning of August 18th, 1969 at Woodstock. With its heavy use of amp feedback and distortion, commonly thought to simulate bombs and gunfire, many thought Hendrix's performance to be an indictment of the Vietnam War, a claim Hendrix himself has rubbished.

WATCH: Stephen Merchant Made A Very Funny Advert About Americans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Comedy

“With our accents and your American self-confidence, you’d be unstoppable!” Yes, sit back, relax and pour yourself a Newcastle Brown Ale (wow...

'I Wouldn't Be Surprised If They Visited Us But Hope Its Not Like Independence Day'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

We may not be alone. At least that’s the opinion of the 42nd President of the United States. Bill Clinton made his comments during an appear...

The Far Right 'On the Rise' in Poland? A Reason Not to Panic

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Vidhya Ramalingam

Today, the international media will fix its gaze on Warsaw as tens of thousands of far-right supporters in Poland take to the streets for the annual Independence Day march. This year, this demonstration will be under greater scrutiny, as it coincides with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...

Brits 'Get Nervous' About Celebrating St George's Day

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The organiser of a cultural English festival has said people "get nervous" about celebrating St George's Day, despite most being happy to mark other d...

Indian Independence Day

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

Independence Day marked the start of our travels to the North of India. I went with two other Indulge interns, Claire and Yasmin. Everything went smoothly with our flight and when we reached India Gate, we met up with an event organiser and entrepreneur, Viren, who we knew from Bangalore.

Happy Birthday, Malaysia - You Deserve Better

Julian Tan | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

So as Malaysia celebrates her 56th year of independence and 50th birthday, I, like many, will blow out the proverbial candles with a fire from within my heart that burns all the brighter, the fiercer and the more surely. I, like many, will wish to see less exploitation of powers and less use of religion as a tool to marginalise minorities for social and political gain.

Sickness, Travel and Work

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been pretty ill with possibly a mild version of dengue fever, which is caused by mosquitoes, last week, so I missed a fair bit of work and slept practically all day, every day!

Glastonbury, Wimbledon, Fourth Of July And More: Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Welcome to this week's round-up - which, as you'll see below, is something of a bumper crop. Well, it's not every week that Glastonbury, Wimbledon, Ga...

LOOK: Obama Tweets This, Twitter Responds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Comedy

It was an innocent enough tweet. Thoughtful, even. On the Fourth of July, Barack Obama asked the following on Twitter: We're assuming it wasn'...

15 Ways For US Students To Feel Less Homesick

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As we all well know, today is Independence Day, and many of you US students studying here in the UK may be feeling a tad homesick. Although, here a...

Independence Day and the Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness

Ambi Sitham | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

This Independence Day when all those around me will be raising their beers celebrating the separation of America from Great Britain I will be raising a mug of good ole PG tips in honour of both glorious Great Britain, my former homeland, and America - my new home.

14 Reasons Why America Is Better Than Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Here at HuffPost UK, we confess we have a deep affection for the good ol' US of A. Indeed, we'll readily admit that there are some things which make i...

'Independence Day': The Honest Trailer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Hoorah! The Screen Junkies team are back. After eviscerating the likes of Star Trek, the Harry Potter movies and Les Miserables, they've turned the...

Mega Jokes Of The Week: Seven Days Of Twitter Funnies

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Comedy

And what a week it's been. Megabus - our favourite of all the Transformers - was the subject of a terrorist threat by a Pot Noodle/e-cigarette/rolled-...

Happy Fourth Of July! 40 Funny Quotes About America

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Happy Independence Day, American friends! And just to prove that there's no hard feelings, we'd like to help you celebrate in true British style. Name...

Defining Sierra Leone's Past, Present and Future

Charlie Habershon | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK
Charlie Habershon

Friday marks the 51st year of Sierra Leone's independence from British rule, a day when Sierra Leoneans get together and party hard.

The NHS Ain't Broke, Please Don't Fix It

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Comedy
Tiernan Douieb

In amongst all this exciting, depressing and uninteresting stuff the UK has still been under the thrall of the possible destruction of our national health service. Yes, I'm going to go on about it again.

Was Bronze the Best Way to Commemorate Ronald Reagan, Even on 4th July?

Max Atkinson | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

With Twitter and the blogosphere (in the UK) full of murmers about the pros and cons of Americans in London marking both the 4th July and Ronald Reagan's centenary by placing a statue of him outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, I thought I'd put on record (again) my admiration of him as a great speaker.

Michelle Obama Celebrates Independence Day In Traditional Red And Blue

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK Style

The First Lady of fashion (and of the United States), Michelle Obama, made a patriotic statement with her Independence Day outfit....