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Queens´ Day 2012

The Queen's official birthday (Queen's Day, Koninginnedag) in The Netherlands is celebrated each year with parties, street markets, concerts and special events for the royal family on April 30 or on April 29 if the 30th is a Sunday.
Many people in the Netherlands have a day off work and schools are closed on April 30. It is the only day in the year that people without licences to trade can sell things on the street. Some people set up stalls to sell second-hand goods and Queen's Day themed products in many city and town centers.
Some people call it "the biggest party in the world", some people think it's the superlative degree of insanity. One thing is for sure – on Queensday the Dutch go crazy. Enjoy this Orange madness!

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