The long weekend is upon us! Everyone has a few traditions they like to indulge in during their time off, so we thought we’d put in our two fils on what we like to do, (and think you shouldn’t do) during this joyous holiday.
Do sleep in a little: it’s a long weekend after all, catching a few extra Zs is the ideal way to kickstart it! Don’t forget to turn your alarm clock off the night before!
Don’t sulk over how everything’s going to be crowded: We know that this weekend has a reputation of being over crowded and rambunctious, but don’t let that spoil your fun! Remember that there’s way more you can do than go to a mall or go out to eat.
Do have a barbecue with your friends and family: Not in public, please — host a private one in your home. If weather permits, it’s the most beautiful time of the year for dining alfresco. Don’t forget to theme it with red, green, black and white!
Do tell stories about the past: We should never forget what this holiday is about, nor should we disregard Kuwait’s rich history. It’s always fun to celebrate a national holiday by sharing memories of the simple days before and during the war. If you’re too young to remember the war, let the elders speak: they love to share, and their memories are golden.
Do indulge in Kuwait’s national eats! We’re not talking about the array of international yummies we have on offer throughout the governorates, but the culinary melting pot goodies that have made the culture colorful! Iranian bread, chapati, chai haleeb, yereesh and of course, machboos! Don’t know where to go to find these local noms? Check out our directory to find out more!
Don’t Foam! It’s illegal, but they haven’t said anything about water guns! Keep in mind, if you’ll be joining in with the tomfoolery, be sure to use a colorful vessel to spray people with! Don’t use anything that resembles an actual pistol. Not a good idea.
Do Keep Kuwait Beautiful: Remember not to litter! Since this weekend is all about loving Kuwait, we want to treat it with respect, don’t we?
Happy National and Liberation Day, Kuwait! Thank you for being the strong, amazing nation that you are — where would we be without you?