We love National Day long weekend! We used to worry about the crowds and getting foamed, not! But like everything else in life, all it took was a little practice. We have already told you what to do and what not do before. We have also made sure you knew what to avoid and how to celebrate Kuwait gastronomically. It is all still sound advice, if we say so ourselves, but there’s more! And much better too. We want you to actively celebrate Kuwait and have a lot of fun while you are doing it.
Throw a Kuwait themed party
Invite your friends. Ask them to dress up in their most traditional Kuwaiti outfit, or in the colors of the flag. Tell them to be as creative as they can get. If the Americans can have their red, white and blue, then we can definitely go green, red, white and black! Decorate your space, try your hand at some traditional dishes or even create simple spreads in the right colors. You just need the right playlist with cool local artists and you are totally set.
If a themed party seems too involved, a barbecue is the next best thing. This works well for two people or twenty. You don’t even have to own a grill, you can buy a disposable. If you have a garden or a balcony you don’t even need to leave your home. Just be mindful that grilling can be illegal in certain spots. Yasmin Farms in Wafra, Green Island, and Messilah beach allow grilling, but call ahead and check anyway. For a day-trip you could go camping instead, however you need to apply for a camping license from the municipality. Illegal barbecuing or camping could get you deported.
You don’t really even have to do all the work. Bilbayt, can supply you with the complete barbecue station. It includes the marinated meats, all your grilling needs and even cleanup supplies. You just enjoy searing and cooking the food to perfection
Party Introvert Style
Not everyone loves a party and we totally understand that. You could watch some of the older Kuwaiti plays like Bye, Bye London, or Il Moraheq fil 5’amseen (The Fifty-Year Old Teenager). This is a trip down memory lane for those of us who grew up here. For the people who have no idea we are talking about, give it a shot! Kuwait has a really rich history of fantastic theatrical productions. Even the funniest ones had deep ideas behind them. It is a cultural snapshot of a much older Kuwait that is worth exploring.
Learn a Kuwaiti Craft
SADU House is an interactive museum of sorts. They preserve, promote and showcase traditional Kuwaiti Bedouin sadu hand-weaving and other textile arts. Live demonstrations of women sadu weaving in front of you is worth the trip. They also host workshops all the time where you can learn how to weave or create fabric art.
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Walk the city
Most of the crowds are on the Arabian Gulf Road. But if you start at the Maritime Museum, and walk to the Kuwait National Museum it is a pleasant 30-minute walk at a relaxed pace, and you even get to pass by Sadu House on the way. The Museum of Modern Art is just across the street and Moubarakeya is only half an hour away. You can stop for a meal and enjoy a throwback Kuwaiti experience at the old souq. Be warned though, wear comfortable footwear, travel light and maybe take a few pictures. Kuwait is a totally different experience on foot.
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Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to turn off your alarm clock. Enjoy sleeping in!
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