Every nation has its own independence day. Naturally, each country celebrates this monumental day differently, through its own local customs and rituals. But there is one thing that ties every one of these days together, and that is the tradition of eating special foods. Because really, what better way to celebrate your nation’s sovereignty than with some delicious chow? Here are some of the unique Independence Day foods from around the globe.
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In India, there isn’t exactly an official dish that is eaten on Independence Day. However, that doesn’t stop Indians from showing off their national pride through their food. Citizens are encouraged to cook meals in the colors of the national flag: orange, green, and white. Luckily, there are plenty of local dishes that fit the bill, from Green Curry and Chicken Tikka Masala to Chana Palak Masana, a savory curry made of spinach and chickpeas.
Independence Day in Italy isn’t just about celebrating one’s country – it’s also the time to take pride in one’s region. Italian citizens celebrate their independence by cooking regionally-specific dishes that offer a taste of their province’s rich history. From hearty meat stews to savory seafood dishes, these local recipes give the holiday feast personal touch and are the perfect way to celebrate Festa Della Repubblica.