Queen’s Day = Koninginnedag Netherlands

Every year you can meet many happy people in the Netherlands on 30th of April, celebrating their QUEEN’s DAY = the “Koninginnedag” – more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koninginnedag – it seems, that every Dutch woman thinks to be a queen on that day, so they are celebrating themselves, posing proudly for the cameras = a basic democratical rite, not following the submissive attitude of the British subjects: so in the Netherlands we do not have a Queen’s Day but more a Queens’ Day (orange is the Dutch color) …
K = Koninginnedag (Queen's Day)

2Coco's Clan3HOLLAND - Queen's Day
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5 photos by Frizztext – click on the pictures to enter his flickr galleries …

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16 responses to “Queen’s Day = Koninginnedag Netherlands

  1. Looks like a great fun time!


  2. What a beautiful day of fun and festivities. Your photos say it all.



  3. Hi,
    Wow, a lot of people out and about enjoying and celebrating, I have never heard of this, but it sure looks like everyone is having a lot of fun. 🙂


  4. Yes, we women love to be seen sometimes! I still remember the celebrations when queen Juliana was still alive


  5. It does look like everyone is having a blast all decked out in their orange getups. The orples would fit right in, in this celbration, it seems … expecially Olivia. 🙂


  6. Sonel

    Stunning shots Frizz. 🙂


  7. How simply fabulous! I want to be Queen for a day too!


  8. Fabulous! I have family roots in the Netherlands, so I’m thinking I need to convince my husband that we should celebrate Queen’s Day next year 😉


  9. What a nice day and the orange is very impressive. 🙂


  10. Very colorful with all the reds and oranges.


  11. Seems so colourful and fun


  12. Love these, F.T.! What a wonderful day!


  13. Hooray for the women of the Netherlands! There should be a Queens’ Day in every country all around the world. Here in the U.S., on the following day, May 1, May Day, we traditionally have a Queen of the May (usually a young school girl) and dance around heavily flowered May Poles, interweaving ribbons from top to bottom, each ribbon held by a school child.


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