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.


  1. Cool drawing, I really like it. Hope you celebrate the birthday of the Queen's mother well! :)

  2. it sounds so much more fun, than the so called revolution, berlin is having on the first of may; angry people, lots of politics, alcohol, all ending in street fights and broken windows. every year, the same. people can act so silly. anyway, the sun is shining and I am looking forward to a nice weekend. there is this other german tradition, called tanz in den mai. so, let's dance a bit!

  3. Céline, Okay, imagine thousands of miles of your country I'm dressed in orange :)
    Have a nice weekend!

  4. dann wünsch ich dir ein tolles orangfarbenes wochenende! hab viel spaß beim feiern! liebe grüße von mano


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