Monday, 30 April 2012

Orange Day

A year ago on the 30th April, I was still in the Netherlands..the day that the Dutch celebrated their "Queen's Day" (it was actually the birth date of the former Queen but for a reason, maintained by the current Queen.)

And the "Orange"?

"Orange is the color of the Dutch Royal Family. The lineage of the current dynasty -- the House of Oranje-Nassau -- dates back to Willem van Oranje (William of Orange). But while the color orange has royal roots in the Netherlands, today it symbolizes a broader pride in the country and in being Dutch."

As my friend had told us earlier about this, we brought an "orangish" dress/headscarf just to join in the fun. But my friend came up with this :


Our hosts took us out to feel the "Queen's Day" atmosphere :

Interesting day, but we were not lucky to be in the town the Queen visited.

After previous posts, I have to say here that I don't work for Netherlands' tourism...hehehehe..

Happy Queen's Day (Koninginnedag) to all Dutch people wherever you are.



thomas said...

Oh!Orange and not yellow?

noname said...

As Thomas wrote- not yellow? he..he... & 'Happy Queen's Day' to all Dutch people.

absolutely emy said...

Kalu saya pegi.. as bungaOren boleh consider tak? hehehe.. keter tu kaler merah.. lari tema orennye.. (-_-)y

i amsterdam said...


Nice of you to remember and post this entry exactly on Queen's day this year.

But I had a shock... seeing my feet up there!!!

Cheqna said...

I.A dear,

Sorry! That was the only option, I couldn't put up photos of us wearing the (slightly) orange scarfs..hehe..


Cheqna said...


You have to declare or tag yourself as the "BungaOren" then..hehe.. :-)


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