Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Soon there will be Queens Day. A national holiday in The Netherlands where everyone comes together and celebrates the birthday of the Queen. The funny thing is that Queen Beatrix's birthday is in January. For some reason she celebrates her birthday on her mothers birthday. Unless it's on Sunday in which case she celebrates her mothers birthday the day before her mothers birthday. On Queens Day The Netherlands become Orange, orange hats, orange scarfs, orange suits, orange dresses, orange ornaments on the houses, orange food, orange drinks. The Dutch even pour orange color dye into the canals. On Queens Day there is a "Freemarket". Basically everyone can sell whatever he, or she, wants without paying taxes of the sale. Even small kids are known to sell their old toys.

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