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The Dutch know how to celebrate

posted 1 May 2013, 00:41 by Sandra Kirby
Been interesting to watch the Dutch as their Queen abdicated to let her nearly 50 year old son take his turn at being King

April 30th is the Dutch equivalent of our Queens Birthday weekend
In the Netherlands the celebration of Koninginnedag, or Queen's Day (from next year it wil become Koningsdag, or King's Day)  It marks the birthday of Beatrix's mother, Juliana, and  is, strikingly, the only day in the year when the Dutch are allowed to sell whatever they like, wherever they like, which essentially means the country becomes a kind of national car boot sale!!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/30/king-willem-12-things-dutch-royal-family
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