The 10th of November is “Tradition Day Argentina”. It celebrates Argentina’s culture and heritage from the days of the “gaucho”. Festivities include lots of asado-style BBQ and Argentine wine.
The 9th of July is Argentina’s Independence Day, marking the day in 1816 when Argentina declared its independence from Spain. Special food today includes a traditional stew and several desserts.
Yerba Mate is a holly shrub, whose leaves, once dried and crushed, are used for tea. The shrub is an evergreen one, that will survive temperatures down to -6 C (21 F.) It is usually grown from seed. It can grow up to 6 metres (20 feet) tall, with toothy large leaves, and blossoming with…