Today we celebrated the tradition of the Netherlands King’s Day.
Traditionally it was Queen’s day, but now that Holland has a King, they celebrate King’s Day.
It is the most nationalistic holiday celebration I’ve ever experienced and even bigger than the Fourth of July in America.
Everyone celebrates by dressing in orange and the Dutch flag colors, with hats and glasses, necklaces, boas, and clothing. It is so festive and you feel alive being one in the crowd.
In San Francisco, the Dutch community celebrated this national pastime in Golden Gate park. They sold Dutch foods like bitterbollen, strropwaafels, satay, and frikendel sausages.
There was Dutch music and a small kids’ free market.
I missed being in Holland today to celebrate with friends!
Happy King’s Day!