What happened to Queens Day?

Photo: Nieuws.nl

Photo: Nieuws.nl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We used to have Queen’s day in the Netherlands – at April 30st.
Now that we have a king, we have King’s Day – officially at April 27th.
But this year (2014) Kings Day was at April 26st because the 27th is a Sunday.

It’s complicated. That’s why yesterday April 30st, several tourists, beautifully dressed up in orange, were spotted in Amsterdam. Wondering where that great Queen’s Day street party was happening.

I feel sorry for them. They missed it all.
To make sure nobody comes to Amsterdam on the wrong dates next year:

King’s Day 2015: April 27th
King’s Night 2015: the night of April 26st
Queen’s Day: no longer exists

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