Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Dutch? Orange!

If you're Dutch, living in Holland, you're probably not reading this but out celebrating.

If you're Dutch, living abroad like me, you're probably very homesick today, wanting to dress up in orange and get drunk...

If you've got some Dutch blood running through your veins, but are not so much in touch with the Dutch culture, let me tell you something:

Today, the Dutch celebrate their Queen's birthday (even though it was her birthday on Jan. 31st, but it was her late mother's today, and when she took over the Crown she promised her mum and the whole country that Queensday would still be on April 30th.)

Because the Dutch Royals are 'Van Oranje Nassau' ('Of Orange Nassau'), orange is our national colour. That's why our footie team wears orange, and why you see a lot of orange in the outfits our Olympic athletes will be wearing this summer.

So now you know why these eggcups with a prince and princess on them are orange!


Blogger The Nature Nut said...

Wow, that is so interesting! Happy Dutch Queensday to you :o)

30 April 2008 at 07:17  
Blogger Always Amy said...

Cute cups. :)

30 April 2008 at 12:15  
Blogger Waterrose said...

My grandfather was from Holland. Hmmm..I'm not much of an orange fan. Thanks for the information.

11 May 2008 at 16:22  

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