Independence Day Traditions







Flags waving. Red, white, and blue clothing. Relaxing with family. Watermelon seed-spitting contests. Barbecues. Pool days. Lazy river floats. Catching fireflies. Twirling with sparklers. Fireworks set to patriotic tunes.

Independence Day evokes extraordinary family traditions, no matter what part of these grand United States you come from. Here in Austin, over 100,000 people are expected to celebrate America’s birthday with the largest fireworks display in Texas.

Delysia Chocolatier wishes you the happiest of Fourth of July holidays. Enjoy celebrating the summer with family and friends.

What Independence Day traditions do you enjoy with your family?

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.