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


Israeli Passover

Passover is the celebration that  commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.

The story behind the festival is that God helped the ancient Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians that caused the Pharaoh to release Israelite slaves.

When Pharaoh freed the Jews, the story is that they left in such a hurry that they could not wait for bread dough to rise (leaven). As a result, for the duration of Passover no leavened bread is eaisraelten, and Matzo (a flat unleavened bread) is a symbol of the holiday.

Observe the cartoon and tell your teachers (after reading the post) why you think the birds are complaining.

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See the video posted in the Global Calendar.

Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Tet Nguyen Dan, or Tet for short, is considered the biggest and most popular festival of the year in Vietnam. Celebrated on the first day of the first month in lunar calendar. Tet’s celebration is the longest holiday which may last up to seven days.

Tet is the occasion for Vietnamese to express their respect and remembrance for their ancestors as well as welcoming the New Year with their beloved family members.

Vietnamese believe that the color of red and yellow will bring good fortune, which may explain why these colors can be seen everywhere in Lunar New Year.

Here you can see Sway presentation

New York cooks at home!

Miss Susan says that

“Kids from Irvington, NY like cooking inside and barbecuing outside!

Barbecue is really popular in New York as soon as the weather gets nicer!  However,

there are some families who barbecue throughout the year!”

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Are barbecues typical in your country? 

Do you enjoy cooking outside? 

Is there any special day in the week  for eating barbecues ?

Does your family barbecue in summer or at any moment of the year?