For the Multicultural Kid Blogger’s World Cup series, I am presenting Bosnia-Herzegovina!!! Here’s an introduction to their soccer team, followed by a Bosnia profile, and some activities to share with your kids:
This is their first time in the World Cup, since the team-and country- were founded in 1992. As seen in the videos, people are using soccer to forget about their problems and the war.
Bosnia Profile and Info:
Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Independence Day: March 1 (from Yugoslavia)
Popular Holidays: New Years (Jan 1), Epiphany (Jan 6), Christmas (Jan 7), Republic Day (Jan 9), Orthodox New Year (Jan 14), Mevlud (Prophet’s Birthday, varies), Independence Day (Mar 1), Easter (varies), May Day (May 1), St George’s Day (May 6), St Vitus’ Day (Jun 28), St Peter’s Day (Jul 12), St Elijah’s Day (Aug 2), Eid al-Fitr (varies), St Demetrius’ Day (Nov 8), Statehood Day (Nov 25), Christmas Eve (Dec 24).
Physical Geography: Bosnia is a heart-shaped land, bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast. Bosnia- Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for 20 kilometers (12 miles) of coastline on the Adriatic Sea.
Bosnian National Anthem:
Every time Bosnia plays I will post a new activity to learn more about culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina:). Honestly I do not know much about this country and am so excited to do some research so thatI can present it here! I really can’t wait to learn more. We will be cheering for them, hoping that they make it to the finals!!!
If you love the World Cup and want to use it to teach your kids about the world, be sure to follow our World Cup For Kids Pinterest Board so you can follow all of the posts as different countries play. I will be sharing many of the activities on our facebook page too. Also, there is a great World Cup For Kids Printables pack to use with your kids.