Queen's Day is the celebration of the queen's birthday in The Netherlands. It's also the day when everybody goes completely mad for orange (oranjegekte) and the entire country turns into a giant rummage sale. The weather this year was a little subpar, but that doesn't mean we didn't go out and have a good time scouring the markets for goodies!
This guy found a nice carpet and as any proper Dutchie would do, took it home by bike!
The next few shots are in the streets of Weert, a city about 25 minutes to the south-east. Since the weather wasn't that great, it wasn't quite as busy as usual. And it's NOTHING like the massive crowds in Amsterdam!
The next few are in Eindhoven when the weather started perking up a little!
I can't think of anything in the US that would be considered equivalent to the Queen's Day celebrations here. It's a little like the Fourth of July in that everyone has a good time and is more patriotic, but that's not even a good comparison. You just must experience it for yourself!
I'm participating in Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday! Click the link below to see what sort of quaint things people have posted about.