The Sweet and Colorful life of the Star-Spangled Banner

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This quadrilateral piece of cloth may just look like an ordinary flag with different colors and designs, but there’s more to it than a mere piece of symbolism.

Originally of 13, and now 50 stars, with white and red stripes, the flag’s design is a significant emblem of what America is all about. The 13 stars originally represented the 13 colonies that rallied around the flag as they fought for independence against the British. Now the stars have gone up to 50, representing each state in the Union. For the original Continental Congress members, red represents hardiness and courage, white represents purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance and justice.

One of the holiday events that the Americans celebrate is the National Flag Day, more commonly known as the American Flag Day. Every June 14th, we pay tribute to our flag – the American flag, its designers, and its makers. Our flag represents our independence and unity as one nation, under God, indivisible. It has been in the lead of many battles our countrymen have fought for and others have died for. It was on the late spring of 1776 when the first U.S. flag was sewn by Betsy Rose and by 1777, the first U.S. flag was born and authorized to symbolize the New Nation – United States of America. A hundred years after its birth, was the first official celebration of the National Flag Day, and up to this day, is a very important celebration for all American states, celebrating as a nation.

Americans honor their native flag through waving the Star-Spangled Banner from their balcony, window, or front porch or grace Nation Flag Day celebrations and parades made possible by local governments and other organizations. Some Americans host barbecue parties on their backyards, decorating their backyard in red, white and blue. Even the food is not counted out with the celebration. Here are some recipes on how to make your own American flag-colored foods that you can serve on during the festivity. This American Flag Day recipe represents our patriotism to our National flag. Tart desserts are staples on American holiday celebrations. Now, it is made even more special – topped with fresh summer fruits like blueberry and strawberry slices, reflecting the stars and red stripes of our Star-Spangled Banner. Anyone care to have a slice of celebration?

Let your kids, or even the kid in you, do some colorful treats for the American Flag Day celebration. This frozen dessert is perfect for the summer weather. These colorful patriotic blue and red popsicles is a fun and refreshing way to celebrate this foodie holiday. This is great way to introduce the meaning of the event through these child- friendly and easy-to-do treats.

This easy to pick cupcakes are also perfect for a patriotic holiday celebration. As cupcakes are currently trending in parties and celebrations, this red based cupcake, topped with cream cheese frosting with red and blue sprinkles, resemble the colors of the American flag. Guests, young or old, will surely enjoy the sweetness of this red velvet cupcake.

Create a simple and crunchy dessert to kick things off on your Flag Day celebration. This simple sugar flag cookie recipe can be turned into a patriotic symbol through adding red, blue, and white icing unto your crunchies. You can play with the icing tips for a flawless and more accurate flag design on your cookies. Kids and grown ups would definitely enjoy a bite of celebration.

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Blanca Valbuena
I am one of the co-founders of FriendsEAT. Obviously, I love to eat. Other passions include A Song of Ice and Fire, Shakespeare, Dostoyevski, and Aldous Huxley.
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