A Panem-Styled Independence Day
As part of their Hunger Games Countdown series (only 505 days to go until Catching Fire!), Movies.com asked some of the fansites how specific characters in Panem would celebrate Independence Day.
Crystal – Mockingjay.net – Katniss
Not one for frivolous holiday celebrations, especially those celebrating Panem and the government she despises, Katniss simply heads out to the woods outside District 12 to think and help piece herself together in the aftermath of the Games. It’s difficult to keep her mouth shut about what she really thinks of President Snow and the Capitol on such a day, especially when the rest of District 12 is still so overjoyed in having not one, but two victors from one Hunger Games. Still, knowing that Prim enjoys a special occasion, she picks extra strawberries and some blueberries, then buys sweetened cream on the way home so they can enjoy a little fresh red, white, and blue dessert. Since they can afford butcher meat for their “special” meal for the day, Katniss simply gifts her kills to the Hawthornes.
Kelsey – My Hunger Games – Effie Trinket
[Effie’s POV] I will celebrate our hard earned independence at the gala in honor of the esteemed President Coriolanus Snow. He may have seemed a bit harsh during the rebellion, but Panem is reunited yet again and whether or not you agree, our dear Snow is to thank for that. First things first, I must make a good impression now that we have a second chance at peace. I’ll be buying a festive new pair of red, white and blue pumps, complete with synthetic sparklers, of course. I know how much Coriolanus adores sparks; they are all he talked about during the rebellion! Pairing those my star spangled dress suit, I’ll tie the ensemble together with a matching sparkler wig designed by my friend Cinna. He muttered something about it being “on fire” once, but I’m sure he was simply joking about that.
For more on how Beetee, Caesar Flickerman, Peeta, and others might celebrate today, you can read the entire article here.