It's time to get out the orange! Dress up and have a party! Celebrate! It's Queen's Day in Holland today. The celebration of the Queen's birthday. And we do it up in styling orange, just as the royal family of Orange would do. Though it was an extremely busy day (week..and will continue to be until this week comes to a complete end) I couldn't pass up a good ole celebration. Especially as it is my first Queen's Day celebration as a real Dutch citizen! A comparable holiday in America would be the 4th of July. The patriotism, the celebration of a land and the people within, food and drink...but in Holland, it's market day. Everybody that doesn't set up a flea market stand heads out to see what junk they can bring home.
Here's a few pictures of our celebratory day. In Belgium, Queen's Day is not a holiday, so the kids still had to go to school and still had to go to soccer and still had to do all the normal stuff. But I made sure they got a little Queen's Day action right here at home. One of those traditions which is sincerely important for me to pass on to my children. So, here it is in all it's glory...Koninginnedag 2008!