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King's Day

27 Apr 2020
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About King's Day

King's Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April, the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. Until the abdication of Queen Beatrix in 2013, the holiday was known as Koninginnedag or Queen's Day and was celebrated on 30 April. The occasion was at first saw on 31 August 1885 as Prinsessedag or Princess' Day, the fifth birthday celebration of Princess Wilhelmina, at that point beneficiary possible to the Dutch position of royalty.

On her increase in November 1890 the occasion procured the name Koninginnedag, first celebrated on 31 August 1891. In September 1948, Wilhelmina's little girl Juliana climbed to the position of authority and the occasion was moved to her birthday, 30 April. The occasion was praised on this date from 1949. Juliana's little girl, Beatrix, held the festival on 30 April after she rose the position of authority in 1980, however her birthday was on 31 January.

Beatrix modified her mom's custom of getting a botanical procession at Soestdijk Palace, rather visiting distinctive Dutch towns every year and participate in the celebrations with her kids. In 2009, the Queen was observing Queen's Day in the city of Apeldoorn when a man endeavored to assault her by attempting to slam the Royal family's transport with his auto; rather he crashed into a horde of individuals and collided with a landmark: seven individuals in the group were killed, similar to the driver.

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