fireworks2The 4th of July is a great family holiday and is celebrated in a variety of ways.

Here are some of the ways that Olive Tree staff celebrate this American holiday:


What does a typical 4th of July look like for you?

Time with family.
-Drew Haninger, Olive Tree President


We celebrate the fourth by going to the lake to watch fireworks and roasting s’mores on a campfire.
-Cherylyln K., Content Craftsman


Family barbeque, sometimes see a movie at the theater, and watch the fireworks.
-Chris C, Software Developer


What are some past traditions?

My family in Portland lives on a lake, and we used to watch the annual boat parade every year where people on the lake competed to see whose boat was the best decorated. Sometimes they would throw candy, which my younger sister and I always enjoyed.
-Elizabeth B., Customer Support

Going to a friends house that sat on top of a hill overlooking the Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl fireworks display in Pasadena, CA is probably one of the best in the area. Vantage point and unobstructed view was 2nd to none. The only downside to evening was slogging home in infamous LA traffic.
- Ian F., QA Engineer


Whenever they were in town, my family and I would always go to an Everett Aquasox game (same baseball league as the Spokane Indians) and have a cookout at my uncle’s place.  He always provided so many snacks when we arrived that by the time we got to dinner I was hardly hungry anymore.
- Molly V., Content Craftsman