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March national days

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 March (Dan nezavisnosti; Proclamation of independence from Yugoslavia in 1992) 

On the table here....

Trivia: Sarajevo hosted the first Winter Olympics in a communist country in 1984.

 


 

WalesUnited Kingdom 1 March (St. David's Day, patron saint)

Welsh food.....

Trivia: Wales is said to contain more castles per square mile than any other country in the world.

 

 


 

Morocco 2 March (Independence from France 1956)

What do Moroccans eat?

Trivia: The national drink is mint tea, and the national dish is couscous.

 

 


 

Bulgaria 3 March (Liberation Day, autonomy within Ottoman Empire 1878)

What do Bulgarians eat?

Trivia: Bulgaria's national instrument is the bagpipes –  the gaida. See more facts....

 


 

Cornwall, United Kingdom 5 March (St Piran's Day, patron saint)

What is traditional Cornish food?

Trivia: Cornwall has about half a million people, 75,000 cows and as many as five million tourists a year.

Read more about Cornwall...

 


 

Ghana 6 March (Independence Day, from the United Kingdom 1957)

 

What do Ghanaian people eat?

Trivia: Hissing is a normal way to get someone's attention.

Read more...

 


 

Mauritius 12 March (National Day, independence from the United Kingdom 1968, republic 1992)

What do people eat in Mauritius?

Trivia:  The seven different coloured sands of Chamarel are a unique natural wonder, only discovered in the 1960s. More...

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Hungary 15 March (revolution of 1848, for constitutional demands)

What do Hungarians eat?

Trivia: As of 2007, 13 Hungarians had received a Nobel prize, i.e. more than Japan, China, India, Australia or Spain

 

 


 

Republic of Ireland 17 March (St. Patrick's Day, patron saint of Ireland)

On the Irish table...

Trivia: Dublin boasts one pub for every 100 head of population.

 


 

Northern Ireland 17 March (St. Patrick's Day) 

The food of Northern Ireland....

Trivia: The Titanic was built in Northern Ireland.

 

 


 

 

Aruba (Netherlands) 18 March (Flag Day: autonomy within the Netherlands in 1948)

The food of Aruba....

Trivia: Aruba has 80 separate nationalities due to the turbulent past and you can see the influence of each one. More...

 

 


 

Iran 20 March (The beginning of the new Iranian year Nowruz)

Food of Iran....

Trivia: Nearly half of Iran has an arid desert climate. It receives less than 4 inches of precipitation each year.

 

 


 

Tunisia 20 March (Declaration of independence from France 1956)

The cuisine of Tunisia...

Trivia: The Tunisian oasis at Kebili has been found to be containing evidence of Stone Age settlements.

 

 


 

Kurdistan 21 March (Nawroz, Kurdish New Year celebrated on the spring equinox)

On the Kurdistani table....

Trivia: Two long rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrateshave their sources in Kurdistan, which is also watered by two huge lakes—Van in Turkey and Urmia in Iran.

 


 

Namibia 21 March (Independence Day, from South African mandate 1990)

Namibian food.....

Trivia: The world’s largest single meteorite, weighing 66 tons, was discovered by a farmer near Grootfontein in Namibia. 

 
 
 

 

Greece 25 March (Declaration of independence from Ottoman Empire 1821) 

Learn more about Greek cuisine...

Trivia: According to the latest Australian census, Melbourne has the largest Greek population outside Greece with over 150,000 people being of Greek origin. 

 

 


 

Veneto 25 March (Festa del Popolo Veneto - Day of Venetian People - celebrating the mythical day of the origin of Venice)

On the table in Veneto....

Trivia: Venice has 118 islands, 416 bridges, 177 canals, 127 campi (squares) as well as 170 bell towers and around 7000 chimneys.

 

 

Bangladesh 26 March (Independence Day, declaration of independence from Pakistan in 1971)

On the Bangladeshi table...

Trivia: The southwestern edge of Bangladesh has the world’s largest mangrove forest.Malta 31 March (Freedom Day, withdrawal of British troops from Malta 1979)

 


 

United States Virgin Islands (US) 31 March (Transfer Day, transfer of the islands from Denmark to the United States 1917)

On the US Virgin Islands' table...

Trivia: This is the only location in the United States where you drive on the left side of the road. Although the islands are considered part of the U.S., there are still a few rules and customs that date back to the days of European rule!    More....

 

 

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