Revolution Day (Egypt)

Today is revolution day in Egypt, or the Arab Republic of Egypt       (جمهورية مصر العربية.                                  Jumhūrīyat Miṣr al-ʻArabīyah (Arabic)                              Gomhoreyyet Maṣr el-ʿArabeyya […]

Belgian National Day

Today is belgium’s national day (Dutch: Nationale feestdag van België; French: Fête nationale belge) which commemorates the day in 1831 on which Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution, thus becoming the first king of Belgium. For breakfast, I had a pearl sugar leigewaffle (which was not very Belgian of me. Waffles […]

Bastille Day

Today is France’s national day, we know it as Bastille Day, but in France it is officially La fête nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly called Le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). It celebrates the storming of the Bastille, a France prison, at the start of the French Revolution. I went to my local […]

Independence Day (Kiribati)

Yesterday (July 12) was Independence Day in the Republic of Kiribati, an island nation in Micronesia, which gained it’s independence in 1979 from the UK! To celebrate, I made baked fish with curried coconut milk and rice And something a bit sweeter, kabocha pumpkin baked in coconut milk with pandan leaves

🇲🇳 Naadam Festival (Mongolian Games Festival) 🇲🇳

Today is Mongolia’s national day, which falls during the Naadam Festival! Naadam translates to “games”, and is a festival centered around three traditional Mongolian sports; archery, wrestling, and horse racing. Mongolia’s Independence Day is December 29, 1911, but Naadam wins out in importance.                    So I’ve made […]