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Photo of the Week: Queen’s Day in the Netherlands

Queen's Day (Koninginnedag) village parade, Schinveld, the Netherlands (photo by Sheila Scarborough)Go, Orange!

Today (April 30) is Queen’s Day.

This photo was taken of a local village parade that passed in front of our house in Schinveld, the Netherlands, to celebrate Queen’s Day (or Koninginnedag.)

It’s sort of the Dutch version of the US 4th of July, and celebrates the birthday of the Queen.

It also provides an excellent excuse to wear orange clothes, wave orange balloons and haul out the orange body paint.

The adult partying is another matter, but children certainly enjoy the holiday as well.