Monday, April 27, 2015
Daisy Talks About King's Day
So, you may or may not know that I live in Holland and as such, we have a tradition here to celebrate our King one day a year (on his birtday). And that day is today!
I'm still not really used to it being called King's Day, as we used to have a Queen, and this is only the second King's Day.
Basically, we all wear something that's either orange or red-white-blue (colours of our flag) and go out and party, the picture shown above is of one of the squares in Amsterdam.
I'm probably not joining in this year, but most of Holland goes a little crazy during this day, with food and drinks in style if you want. There are kids and adults selling stuff they don't want anymore, sorta like a garage sail, only in squares and such. There was just a parade of decorated bicycles in my street and all sorts of games being organised.
Basically, EVERYTHING is orange today.
It is kinda fun, but as I've been very busy this weekend, I might just stay in and read instead ;)
What are some traditions or special holidays where you live?
Posted by Daisy at 5:45:00 AM
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Biggest holiday celebrated here is St. Patrick's Day, more than a half million people flock into Savannah to party.ReplyDelete
Hurray, staying in and working Dutchies unite! ;). I usually celebrate as well though, especially when I was younger and my brothers and I would sit on the 'kleedjesmarkt'. Now I'm older the very-drunk-people-in-orange don't seem so appealing anymore.ReplyDelete
Amazing amount of orange. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
This sounds awesome :) I'm from England so we celebrate Bonfire Night on 5th November. We're basically celebrating the failure of Guy Fawks to blow up parliament lol. Kids love it though, fireworks everywhere, big bonfires, sometimes a parade too :)ReplyDelete