Last month we celebrated Republic Day here in South Asia. The holiday was a lot different than the Fourth of July in the USA--a lot less fireworks (South Asia has plenty of opportunities to set off fireworks, though, if you recall) and a lot more flags.
Since Republic Day falls during the "winter months" here, many people celebrate by having a picnic.
We joined in the festivities by buying and waving our flags,
And by having a picnic on the roof.