2016 Independence Day

The 2016 Independence Day party at Rydhave [State Department photo/ Public Domain].

2016 Independence Day

We celebrated the 2016 Independence Day by inviting our friends and contacts to the Ambassador’s residence, Rydhave. The event is a great way to say thank you to our many Danish partners for all the valuable work they do with us.  It’s also a great venue to catch up with a contact you maybe haven’t seen for months, or to make entirely new contacts. As Ambassador Gifford noted in his remarks, we hope that everybody shakes hands with someone they’ve never met before. Unique to this event is the incredible diversity the guests represent. Everything from military to diplomacy to sports and music to business and NGOs can be found here. So it is a unique opportunity to find new contacts that you didn’t think were relevant to your job or that you wouldn’t normally meet in your professional life. As shown in the picture above the garden at Rydhave is filled with friends of the embassy, food, drinks and music. At the party both the U.S. and Danish national anthem is sung. Moreover, the marines from the embassy present the U.S. colors. The American Independence Day also known as Fourth of July or July Fourth is an annual, federal holiday to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776. Fourth of July is also the U.S. National Day and it is known as a day with fireworks, celebration, parades and various political events. For more photos of the American Independence Day visit U.S. Department of State’s Flickr. For more pictures and videos of this year’s event at Rydhave, visit the U.S. Embassy Denmark Facebook page.