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A balloon "Uncle Sam" - the character which symbolises the US - and an American flag will greet visitors to Montana's Grizzly Bar in the Bratislava Old Town this Fourth of July to mark US Independence Day.
Celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Fourth of July is one of the most celebrated holidays in the states. Festivities marking the date became common only after the War of 1812 (between Britain and the US). As its significance grew in the mind of the public, July 4 became a symbolic starting date for several projects key to the country's interests: the digging of the Erie Canal in 1817; the construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroads in 1828; and the laying of the cornerstone of the Washington Monument in 1850.
Festivities at the spacious Grizzly bar will provide entertainment for both American expats as well as visitors of any other nationality. A live music performance will be given by Drink Drank Drunk, an English/Slovak band led by British singer and guitarist John Dale. A cover band, DDD has promised a line-up of surprises sure to please all guests.


Drink Drank Drunk, led by John Dale (left), will perform at the Grizzly Bar Fourth of July party.
Photo: Courtesy Montana's Grizzly Bar

A balloon "Uncle Sam" - the character which symbolises the US - and an American flag will greet visitors to Montana's Grizzly Bar in the Bratislava Old Town this Fourth of July to mark US Independence Day.

Celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Fourth of July is one of the most celebrated holidays in the states. Festivities marking the date became common only after the War of 1812 (between Britain and the US). As its significance grew in the mind of the public, July 4 became a symbolic starting date for several projects key to the country's interests: the digging of the Erie Canal in 1817; the construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroads in 1828; and the laying of the cornerstone of the Washington Monument in 1850.

Festivities at the spacious Grizzly bar will provide entertainment for both American expats as well as visitors of any other nationality. A live music performance will be given by Drink Drank Drunk, an English/Slovak band led by British singer and guitarist John Dale. A cover band, DDD has promised a line-up of surprises sure to please all guests.

The first 51 visitors will be welcomed by a shot on the house, died red, white and blue in honour of the stars and stripes. The Grizzly waitstaff will also be draped in the colours of the flag.

Visitors can enjoy a live country dance performance, barbecue, fire-works and an electric bull riding competition.

The celebration begins around 18:00 on July 4 at Montana's Grizzly bar in Bratislava on Michalská 19, right under Michalská brána (Michael's gate). For more information, call 5443 4998.


By Zuzana Habšudová

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