#EngKnowledge: King’s Day in Netherlands

April 27th, 2016 was the annual King’s Day celebration in the Netherlands!

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King Willem Alexander was born on 27 April so the King’s Day is celebrated on that date.

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Originally, Princess’ Day was celebrated in Holland on Wilhelmina’s birthday (31 August).

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When Wilhelmina became the new queen after her father’s death, it was changed to Queen’s Day.

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Juliana, the next queen, celebrated Queen’s Day on 30 April with a parade on Soestdijk.

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Beatrix also celebrated Queen’s Day on 30 April (her own birthday is in January).

On King’s Day people wear orange clothes, often even donning orange wigs or make-up.

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On King’s Day, people are allowed to sell things on the street without a permit.

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In several towns & cities, the King’s Day celebrations begin on the evening before the day.

On King’s Day, thousands of brightly decorated boats pack the narrow Amsterdam canals.

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That’s it for today’s #EngKnowledge about King’s Day 2016 in The Netherlands. See you again tomorrow!

 

Compiled for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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