Yet another orange day........ by MrJoop

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…..celebrating the Dutch Queens’ Birthday. (It’s an official date.
From wikipedia:
" Koninginnedag ( pronunciation (help·info)) or Queen’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands and the kingdom’s other constituent countries. Celebrated on 30 April (or on the 29th if the 30th is a Sunday). Queen’s Day celebrates the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands and is supposed to be a day of national unity and “togetherness” (Dutch: saamhorigheid). The tradition started on 31 August 1885, on the birthday of Princess Wilhelmina, later Queen Wilhelmina. Since 1949, after the accession of Queen Juliana, Queen’s Day is Queen Juliana’s birthday on 30 April. Although Queen Beatrix’s birthday is on 31 January, she officially celebrates her birthday on 30 April.
Queen’s Day is known for its “freemarket” (Dutch: vrijmarkt) all over the country, where everybody is allowed to sell things in the streets. Other activities during Queen’s Day are children’s games, individual musical performances, and music concerts. The night before Queen’s Day is celebrated too in most cities, and this is called Queen’s Night (Dutch: Koninginnenacht).

The largest celebration of Queen’s Day is in Amsterdam, Queen’s Night in The Hague and Queen’s Dance (Dutch: Koninginnedans) in Rotterdam.
During the celebrations as reference to the colours of the House of Orange-Nassau, people dress in the colour orange, which is sometimes called “orange madness” (Dutch: oranjegekte). "
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In 1969, I enrolled in the “Art Teachers Conversion Course”. It was my first experience of formal art lessons. Soon other interests prevailed, until, I had lunch, in Hazelhurst and then enjoyed the art classes there. Culminating in my exhibition, in 2008.

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  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxover 3 years ago

    Oranjefestiviteiten wereldwijd…leuke foto, Joop! Gezellig sfeertje!
    Groeten en fijne dag/avond!
    Hans.
    p.s. nog proficiat met onze Koningin!

  • Dank je, Hans. Gisteren was het ook ERG fijn, op de dag zelf, in Petersham Park, met echt Nederlands weer. Vandaag, bij de Nederlandse Club, echt Australisch weer. Gisteravond, met de Consul-Generaal en een HELEBOEL Nederlanders (vooral ex-pats, enz.) in het Vrijmetselaars Hoofd’kantoor.’
    Maar goed dat ze een keer per jaar jarig is!!!

    – MrJoop

  • Ik hoorde haar zeggen dat zij aan het stage lopen is – hier. Ja “onze” koningin vierde dus ook feest, omdat haar kleinzoon trouwde.

    – MrJoop

  • MrJoop
    MrJoopover 3 years ago

    At the DASNeerlandia Club celebrations, 1 May, 2011

  • MrJoop
    MrJoopover 3 years ago

    At the playgroup’s celebration, on the “official day” (30 April).
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