One thing I miss about the USA is the 4th of July fireworks (and in DFW, the double dose you get with Addison's on the 3rd). Sure, there are some at New Year's, but cold & rainy isn't really the same as midsummer excitement. Which makes the Kirmes (a carnival or fun fair, for you Brits), a welcome change of pace. And this year I even managed to get a few half-decent photos. Enjoy!