Today, we celebrate the 65th anniversary of Tunisia’s Independence Day. You may have come across multiple blogposts, articles, or stories of people celebrating the occasion and the country.
However, how much do you know about Tunisians?
If the answer is little or not much, then this article is for you. Here are the top 5 things to know about Tunisians:
- We are proud.
We may complain a lot and seem unsatisfied about so many things currently happening in our country. However, disregarding all the nonsense that took place over the last 10 years, we are proud of who we are, and where we come from and what Tunisia symbolizes for us.
- We are good at heart.
We may fight over important and trivial things related to love, life, politics, and the daily issues, but when we feel that our “Tunisianity” is threatened, we come together, and we stand as one. One great story to share is the one of heroism of the people in Ben Guerdane standing with the National Guards, Police and Military to fight again terrorism and violent extremism.
- We love life.
We find so many reasons to celebrate. That is why we celebrate all the Eids, National Holidays, Christmas, New year, and any other occasion that would bring us together to enjoy a happy moment.
- We love food.
Tunisia has a rich street food, and high cuisine heritage. We are the original country of Shakshouka, Harissa, Dates, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and we have the best Couscous (I know this would get me in trouble with my dear Moroccan, Algerian, and Libyan Friends).
- We are competitive.
Tunisia has a great heritage and history of agriculture, arts, human rights, and civil participation. We would enjoy a discussion where we are invited to speak about the fact that we are the first country to abolish slavery, have the first constitution, have the best Colosseum and mosaics.
The list is l still long, yet I want this to be a participative article. Therefore, please write a line or two on what makes Tunisians special, and I will add it to the article.
To your keyboards dear friends, I am waiting 😊