Ancestry Day is celebrated with large parades in the capital city, as well as a military procession. The president takes this time to deliver speeches to the nation. Family and friends gather together and have a delicious feast. The feast and the foods are very important to this holiday. Some traditional foods eaten on this day include diri djon djon, a wild rice dish with black mushrooms, salad betrouj, a beet salad, and diri kole ak pwa, a rice and beans dish.
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