Potato-holiday

tivoli october

Schools are closed this week.  The october  “Potato” holiday fills every amusement park, cinema and exibition with playfull children and patiently waiting parents. This glimpse is from Tivoli, the concert hall in the background.

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5 comments so far

  1. Jessica on

    Really? A potato holiday??

    • giiid on

      🙂 Yes, it´s a strange name, but the original meaning of this holiday explain it; the children had to help their parents with the potato harvest, in the good old days. Today it´s the parents who help the children to enjoy life. Time has changed, but the holiday remain. No one complain about this. 🙂

  2. Gerry on

    Wait, wait – you mean I wasn’t supposed to bake a potato and slather it with butter in honor of the occasion? Oh well. Just have to eat it anyway.

    • giiid on

      Sounds very delicious! VELBEKOMME!

      According to the wordbook, this word can´t be translated, but the meaning is explained as:”I wish you joy of it”.
      When someone is going to eat (without us)/ or someone is eating while we are entering or passing a room, we say VELBEKOMME.
      This word is also answer to the “Thank you for the food”, as we say when we have finished eating.

      • Nye on

        It’s a Lao custom to offer food to guest when they arrive during meal time, we often say “come and eat.”

        You captured a lot in this photo, I especially like the swings and it looks like the weather is a lot cooler than here.


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