zaterdag 30 april 2011

Queensday 2011

Yesterday ofcourse... The Wedding and the dress :) didn't Kate or Katherine as she has to be called now look absolutely beautifull and Pippa as well.

But here in Holland today we've got another thing going on, which has the whole country (every year again) going beserk... and especially today with the sun shining and great temperatures. Koninginnedag or Queen's Day is a national holiday here in the Holland and the kingdom's other constituent countries, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, on the 30th April (or on the 29th if the 30th is a Sunday). Queen's Day celebrates the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands and is supposed to be a day of national unity and "togetherness".

Queen's Day is known for its "freemarket" all over the country, where everybody is allowed to sell things in the streets and it’s “oranje gekte” or orange craze: everyone dresses in orange and drinks oranje bitter and eats oranje tompouzen.... I could tell you more, but I can best show you :)

Our Queen Beatrix

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