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Ideas for a Libyan Themed Football Party
The Maghreb region of northern Africa includes Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya, and all include certain common cultural influences. In fact, at one stage the first three were one nation. For the sake of throwing a great party, I hope nobody will take offence if we "blur the boundaries" a little...
Libya has a rich cultural history. The first known inhabitants were the Berber tribesmen, since which time there have been major influences from the ancient Greeks, ancient Romans, Arabs bringing their culture and Islam, the Spanish, the Ottoman Turks, and the Italians, each leaving behind a little of their culture and cuisine.
Libya Party Decorations
Food for a Libya Themed PartyLibyan cuisine is often very simple, and certainly not as spicy as that of nearby Morocco. Key ingredients in Libyan cooking are olives and olive oil, couscous, breads, dates and milk. Eggs and fresh local vegetables are used in abundance, and the dish Chakchouka or shakshouka is as popular here as it is in neighbouring Algeria. When meat is eaten, lamb, mutton and chicken are the most available and affordable options. Rich soups and stews - including tagines (see our Morocco and Algeria pages) - can form the main course of a Libyan party meal. Couscous is popular here, as it is throughout North Africa. However, Libyans eat more rice than their neighbours, so we've included an idea for a Libyan rice recipe below.
Try some of these next time Libya are playing:
Drink for a Libya Themed PartyThe sale of alcohol has been illegal in Libya for decades, although apparently locally distilled spirits are available there on the "black market". The most popular drink is black tea, which is often quite strong. Also popular is Green Tea with Mint .
Theming your Libyan partyHere are some photos of a Moroccan party we threw. The design ideas are largely suitable for a Libyan party too.
Unfortunately we have not been able to find a reliable source for Libyan shirts at this time.