April 4, 1960 - Senegal gains its independence from France.
Yesterday, the town of Linguere celebrated 53 years of independence with a flag-raising ceremony, a donkey race, and an über fancy dinner. (I’m talking individual plates of salad - with forks - as a first course, meat and fries with ketchup, and fruit for dessert. This does not happen in Senegal.) Despite my donkey losing, we still noos’d* hard.
*Noos - to have fun