Archive for April 29th, 2006

Queens Day

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Today is Queens Day (Koninginnedag)!

The dutch are celibrating the Queen's official birthday every year on April 30, since that's a Sunday this year we celibrate it today, Saturday April 29.

It's one of the few national holidays we have. Bad luck this year though…it's weekend and we don't get a public holiday back for it 🙁 🙁

Celibrating it on April 30 is also a bit twisted since the current Queen Beatrix actually has her Birthday on January 31st?!?

She however stated that she wished to continue celebrating it publicly on April 30, as a mark of respect for her mother, Queen Juliana.