Friday, April 27, 2012
rules of the queen
Every year on the last day of April, the Netherlands celebrates the birthday of the Queen’s mother. On this day, all Dutch cities, small or big, are bustling with street parties and other festive events. There are also parades, craft shows, flea markets, freemarkets, children’s parties, free music performances, street theatres and fireworks.
We dress up in orange-themed outfits, locals and tourists gather in the streets for this internationally renowned celebration, which goes on until the evening or even until the next day. We start celebrating Queen's Day from the evening before the Queen's Day itself. Usually, the parties start from 7pm and go on until the early hours of Queen's Day. So It's going to be a busy weekend and monday: we don't have to work on Queen's Day! Wish you also a nice weekend, whatever your plans are.