Top 7 Things To Unwind With This Labor Day

written by Jeannette Musembi 28th April 2014

Labor Day, marked globally in different countries, is a day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

Here in Kenya, the day is celebrated on 1st May and  is a great opportunity to kick back, make time for yourself and celebrate all the hard work you do.

It may not get the glory of the more festive holidays, but Labor Day is a unique event to cherish and a great way to unwind with some friends.

Here are some great ideas of how to spend the day and of course reward yourself for being a super citizen!

1. Have A Cook-Out/BBQ Day


Maybe you just want to spend the day indoors. But you also want to have some fun. How about a cookout with your close friends? It’s an exciting way of bonding without going out of your way to crowded restaurants or clubs. All you have to do is come up with an impressive menu to get the folks fired up. BBQ ideas are easily found on the net and you can always settle on the crowd’s favorites. Check out tips on how to use the grill pan and Ole Sereni’s Mango-Papaya Chutney Recipe which is perfect for BBQ’s.

2. Go Out For Some Kenyan/African Cuisine

Tsiswa snacks

Feeling a bit patriotic? Then how about sampling what the best Kenya has to offer? There are plenty of restaurants in the city offering Kenyan/African cuisine which may be interesting to sample. We always assume we know our local dishes but you’ll be surprised by just how many people are oblivious to facts about Kenyan cuisine! Don’t be that person. Click here to view some options.

3. Treat The Family

family picnic [Photo/blog.huntersgreen.riverstoneres.com]

family picnic [Photo/blog.huntersgreen.riverstoneres.com]

Holidays are a great way to spend time with the family. So instead of wasting the day away, why don’t you save the time to bond? There are a number of restaurants that offer great entertainment for the whole family; be it for the kids or grown-ups. From face painting, bouncing castles, buffet and kids menus, there is everything for the family. Click here for options from the EatOut site.

4. Make A Boozy Celebratory Cocktail

Vanilla Cocktails

Nothing makes the day great than a nice, chilled cocktail. It’s even better when you make it yourself. So why don’t you whip out your shaker and create your own unique cocktail? You can always customise classic cocktails to signature ones. It’s fun and its boozy. Try out this Vanilla Martini recipe!

5. Order some Take-Out!

Chinese take away box [Photo/messiluo.blogspot.com ]

Chinese take away box [Photo/messiluo.blogspot.com ]

So you’re not into cook-outs neither are you a fan of going out. That doesn’t mean you have to be miserable. There are many restaurants that do some awesome take outs and it’s as easy as picking up the phone and dialling a number. We’ll make it easy for you and give you a full list of restaurants that deliver delicious bundles at the comfort of your home.

6. Have A Wine And Cheese Tasting



There are restaurants that actually take you through a wine and cheese tasting session. Want to pick up a few foodie tricks? Try The Wine Shop at Piedmont Plaza or the WWW Shop and Bar at the Junction. They have splendid sommeliers who are ready to make you discover your palate with some quality wine and cheese pairing tastings!

7. Cook Something Kenyan

Sossi Pilau

What is something Kenyan? You might argue that you eat that everyday. Which is somewhat the case. But, there are recipes with a twist you can play around with this holiday. Learn how to make something new and exciting for your spouse or family. Our guest foodie blogger Chef Raphael has got just the perfect Kenyan-themed recipe for you to try out!

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1 comment

Saddie 30th April 2014 - 1:51 PM

You got me a BBQ!! then the alcoholic visual!!1 viva la weekend (taking not that its one day and back to work the next)


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