Argentine Independence Day

On the 9th of July, Buenos Aires and the rest of the country celebrates one of the most important dates in the Argentine  calendar… the Argentine Independence from Spain.

The most traditional way of celebrating the Argentine Independence of the 9th of July is to spend the day eating and drinking with family or close friends and, of course, the menu is very important.

On the 9th of July, people celebrate Argentina’s Independence by eating empanadas as a starter, locro for the main course, pastelitos as dessert . ( you will find these dishes in the presentation!)

 

If you want to know more about empanadas, Ms Claudia says:empanada

“We eat empanadas with our hands, no forks or knives, just a paper napkin to keep our hands clean or avoid getting burnt.

If you feel like trying them out, watch the next video with all the steps you need to take before tasting this traditional meal.”

How to make empanadas

Argentine Friendly Habits

Thinking about eating habits and traditions Delfina from Ms Claudia´s class says:

“Every  Sunday and Saturday my parents and relatives drink mate, my brother likes mate and I have never tried it yet. when it is May 25Th ( National Celebration) we eat asado. And my family’s typical food is meat.”

As Delfina says MATE is an traditional habit in Argentina. Mate is an infusion made by steeping the dried leaves of the yerba mate plant in near-boiling water.

mateIt is traditionally drank from a CALABASA GOURD — though these days the drinking vessel can be made out of just about anything — with a silver metal straw called a BOMBILLA. The straw is integral to the drinking process because it filters out the leaves. Drank straight, a sip of hot mate will taste a lot like a strong, slightly bitter tea and it has been enjoyed in the Southern Hemisphere for hundreds of years.

Mate has a long history in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Southern Brazil and Bolivia. It is not uncommon to see people walking the streets with mate in hand in those countries — some even with a thermos of hot water in the other hand to refill the drink as it gets low.Drinking mate is often times a group experience.

Drinking mate is generally a group experience and it’s a symbol of hospitality and frienship! And most of the people do it!

Look at these photos …Do you know them?

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Lionel Messi, Argentinian football player
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Pope Francis also loves mate

“My mom told me what we generally do in celebrations. At Easter we  eat chocolate eggs and Easter thread. we all  spend  midday together, but the only person that cooks the food and the sweet stuff is my mom. The favorite thing that my mom likes of the celebratasadoions is receiving a present,being  all the family together and eating together.And the best day for my family is LabourDay because we get together ,We eat wherever we want and we are relaxed.The most important thing of my family is that we never have something specific to do.”

Ms Claudia´s class in Adrogué, B.A. Argentina (2)

Argentina is a beautiful country located in South America. Do you know that there   is an Argentine city that is  the southernmost city in the world?

Can you see the little red point? USUAHIA

Can you find out its name?

These kids are students in 6th grade, they are really happy about participating in a global project! They know they will learn a lot and share many experiences!

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Dear friends!

Hi! We are 6th. graders from a bilingual school in Argentina. We live in the most populated province, called  Buenos Aires. Have you ever heard of this place?. The school is located in Adrogué, a very nice and quiet place within this province.

We enter school very early in the morning and leave at 4:30 in the afternoon. We study English after lunch. Once a week we get on the school bus and go to the school sports field to play hockey or rugby. Even though we do plenty of things along the week, we are always energetic and work enthusiastically!

We love Global projects because we enjoy meeting and talking to other people from any part of the world. We get engaged in different activities and try to tell the globe something about us!

We hope to do great and memorable things with you all!!!!!!