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About Queen's Day 2005

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The 30th of April the Dutch celebrate Koninginnedag, or Queen's Day. This isn't the queen's birthday, as that is the 31st of January, but the queen decided to keep celebrating it on her mother's birthday birthday.

It's an official day from work for most professions.

I must admit that I found it a blit bland this year.
Maybe next year I should take a look at the surrounding villages.



Hintham
Hintham

The Free Market in Hintham just down the road from my house.
Hintham
Hintham

The scouts in Hintham transmuting wood into ashes as a fire offering.
's-Hertogenbosch
's-Hertogenbosch

Free Market on the Parade in 's-Hertogenbosch
Parade Party tent
Parade Party tent

Not sure what Irish dancing has to do with Queen's Day, so I reckon the crowd was merely ogling the girls.
Parade
Parade

A small crowd on the Parade. You can see that this is Queen's Day, and not a soccer event, as the color orange is less prevalent.
Behind the old new V&D
Behind the old new V&D

Scattered all over the inner city were music podiums.
Binnendieze
Binnendieze

Last week the trips over the Binnendieze started again, and Queen's Day draws huge crowds
Well.
Well.




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