It’s my favorite day of the year! Queensday in the Netherlands! I love Queensday more than any other day of the year. I always look forward to it and I even always make sure that I’m not away on a holiday!
Queensday is the day that the Dutch people celebrate the birthday of the Queen (actually, it’s the Queen’s mother’s birthday, but since our Queen’s birthday is on the 31st of January, it wasn’t a good idea to shift the day to January since it’s always cold that time of the year).
But! After this Tuesday I will not be speaking about Queensday anymore but I will be looking forward to KINGSday! Queen Beatrix will abdicate the throne on this 30th of April and the Netherlands will have a new king, King Willem-Alexander. Abdication itself is nothing new or unusual for the Dutch Royal Family. In fact, she will be the third successive Dutch Monarch to voluntarily abdicate the Throne following her grandmother, Queen Wilhelmina, and her mother, Queen Juliana.
Enough formal talk! ORANGE is the color to wear! Imagine so many people walking, dancing, drinking, chatting, partying – all wearing orange. Everybody is happy and everything is orange. Not really my favorite color but there are items in orange that are definitely pretty! I usually pimp my outfit with orange accessories and makeup!
Hope I’ll inspire you with my orange collage! Do you already know what you’ll be wearing?