WOW! It’s that time of year again where Nigerians all over come together to celebrate 62 years of being an independent country. There are so many things going on this month and for the most part, everyone is trying to figure out what they should do to commemorate Nigeria’s independence. While some might choose to stay home and host a feast for their friends and family, others may want to venture out and enjoy all that Nigerian hospitality has to offer. If you’re thinking about hitting up your favorite Nigerian restaurant this Independence Day weekend (as a non-Nigerian), here are 10 things you should know first!
What to do on Independence Day if you are dining out as a non-Nigerian.
1. Go early – We can all agree that most Nigerians have a habit of not keeping to time. So, if you’re planning on going to a popular restaurant on Independence Day, it’s best to go early to avoid the crowds.
2. Make reservations – This is probably the most important thing you can do if you don’t want to be disappointed. Most restaurants will be fully booked on this day, so make sure you call ahead and make a reservation.
3. Order your favourite Nigerian dish – What better way to celebrate Nigeria’s independence than by indulging in some of your favourite Nigerian dishes? Whether it’s jollof rice, moi moi or eba, make sure you order something that will tantalize your taste buds.
4. Enjoy the traditional music – One of the best things about dining out on Independence Day is being able to enjoy traditional Nigerian music. Most restaurants will have live bands playing all your favourite Nigerian tunes, so make sure you take advantage of this and have a good time.
5. Dress to impress – Nigerians love to dress up and look their best, so make sure you do the same when you head out to a restaurant this Independence Day. Whether it’s your finest traditional attire or your favourite party outfit, make sure you look your best and be prepared to dance the night away.
6. Don’t forget to bring cash – While most restaurants these days accept card payments, it’s always best to be prepared with cash just in case. With all the festivities going on, there might not be an ATM close by, so it’s always best to have some cash on hand.
7. Enjoy the company – One of the best things about dining out on Independence Day is being able to catch up with old friends and family. Make sure you take advantage of this and enjoy the wonderful company around you.
8. Make new friends – If you’re dining out alone, don’t be afraid to make new friends! This is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about different cultures.
9. Be prepared for a long wait – We all know that Nigerians love to take their time when dining out, so be prepared for a long wait if you’re planning on going to a popular restaurant. However, the wait will be worth it once you finally get to enjoy your meal.
10. Have a great time – Most importantly, make sure you have a great time! This is a day to celebrate Nigeria’s independence and what better way to do that than by enjoying some good food and company.
October 1st is a day of celebration for Nigerians all over the world. It marks the day that Nigeria gained its independence from British colonial rule. This year let’s celebrate by eating out at one of our favorite Nigerian restaurants! You can also read up more ideas here and you can also try out some of the native meals listed in this post at your favorite restaurant. Happy dining and Happy Independence Day!
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