Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I married a Chilean...

and did you know that today, September 18th is Chile's Independence day.
What do you do on this day you ask?
You celebrate by eating empanadas & drinking wine while dancing the cueca -of course.
(for the little ones might I suggest grape juice)  Colorful tents sprout up in every Chilean
neighborhood to house the occasion.  Young & old celebrate together... lovely!
One more fun fact, kites are often flown during the month of September as it's the windiest
month of the year in Chile.

Here's a photo of what the kites look like, all lined up & ready to sell.

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