Celebrate Uruguay’s Independence Day with our fun craft + recipe for your family to make together. Learn a little about this amazing South American country.
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Uruguay’s Independence Day
The 25th of August marks the day that Uruguay celebrates it’s independence. Europeans first arrived in Uruguay in 1516, and 250 years Uruguay officially became a Spanish colony. Uruguay managed to gain independence from Spain in 1814, however soon after this, the Portuguese gained control of Uruguay and made it part of the Empire of Brazil. Eleven years later, in 1825, Uruguayans were successful in finally gaining their independence.
Did You Know? Uruguay Edition
- Uruguay is found towards the bottom of South America, nestled between Brazil and Argentina, with the Atlantic ocean running around it’s East coast.
- The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo.
- The population of Uruguay in 2016 was 3.44 million.
- The official language of Uruguay is Spanish.
- The name ‘Uruguay’ comes from the Uruguay River which means ‘River of the Painted Birds’ in the native Guarani language.
- Uruguay’s government has introduced a world first programme promising a free laptop for every single child in school!
- Agriculture is a very important part of the Uruguayan economy. There are more sheep and cows in Uruguay than people!
Cook a Chivito
A chivito is a delicious Uruguayan sandwich. I kind of think it’s like the ultimate burger. Stuffed with three types of meat as well as capsicum, onion, tomato and lettuce, this recipe is definitely worth a go!
Click the image below to download a PDF printable of the recipe.
Sun of May Sun catcher Craft
This Sun of May craft is one of my favourites in our August Moomookachoo Club subscription. Simple and fun, the finished craft is really striking.
The Sun of May, which is located in the top left corner of the Uruguayan flag, represents a new and vibrant nation. Download the instructions and templates you need to make this craft by clicking on the image below.