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CultureGrams — New Kids Country: Djibouti

The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!

Djibouti Kids Edition Report

The new Djibouti report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this country.

Here are some fascinating Did You Knows about Djibouti:

  • Djibouti’s salty Lake Assal, located at 509 feet (155 m) below sea level, is the lowest point in Africa.
  • For weddings and holidays, Djiboutian women decorate their hands and feet with henna, a paste that dyes the skin.
  • Djibouti hosts an annual half marathon in March. Most of the runners are men, and some come from Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • The Gulf of Tadjoura is a popular snorkeling spot, home to coral reefs, whale sharks, and a variety of tropical fish.

Find out about typical Djiboutian foods and snacks such as baguya, read about traditional campfire gatherings, and learn how to say different phrases in Somali all in this colorful new report.