Saturday, April 30, 2011

Holland Festival - Queens Day

Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) on the 30th April is a national holiday in the Netherlands. It is one of the most extraordinary and colourful events in the world: literally a whole country turns orange and parties!

Now that's MY kind of Party!!

The Quarry Arts Centre here in Whangarei held a Holland Festival of their own and as soon as I found out about it I knew I HAD to be there!! So the kids and I dressed in our Orange finery, dragged my Mum & Nephews Luke & Liam down to the Quarry to get our Orange on!

The entry was free if you wore orange, but otherwise they had orange things for sale at the door to wear. I just HAD to get these cool shades for the kids! The money all goes back to the Quarry so to me it's a good cause to donate to!

There were orange banners, balloons and decorations EVERYWHERE!
Like These ....

The first thing we did was make some Orange Paper at the Stand run by the Paper Mill

I helped Abbey and Riley did his own.

Then the kids got orange balloon creations ...

We had a lovely time and if the weather was better we more than likely would have stayed for longer. A definite must for next year!

And I must say that I think on my to do list will HAVE to be spending Koninginnedag in Amsterdam one year!! Orange Heaven!!!


Leonie said...

awesome Tracy!! My mum will be so sad she missed it, looks like it was a blast!!

PaisleyJade said...

That looks like so much fun - loving the orange shades!!

Jennie said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!! love the orange sunnys

Sima J said...

cool!! I'm glad it didn't rain too hard on you! Looks like fun :-)

jacksta said...

Orange Heaven!! Hilarious! Maybe you secretly have some dutch in you somewhere!