Special days and Dutch holidays
Published: 19 July 2013 Modified: 11 November 2013
While a number of public holidays still reflect the Christian roots of the country -- such as Christmas, Easter, Ascension Day (Hemelvaartsdag) and Pentecost (Pinksteren) -- some days are uniquely Dutch. Here you can read all about the Dutchest of the Dutch holidays.
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The country pays homage to veterans who served the Netherlands in wars or international peacekeeping operations on the last Saturday of June closest to 29 June. The date was symbolically chosen because it was the birthday of ...
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Every third Tuesday in September is Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day), the opening of Dutch parliament. A festive day, children in The Hague are free from school so they may watch the procession of the Gouden Koets (Golden Coach). T ...
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Although 5 December is not an official holiday in the Netherlands, many parents traditionally leave work early so that they can celebrate 'pakjesavond' (evening when presents are given) with their children. Presents are ingen ...
Last modified: 6 December 2012
You can find a complete overview of the public holidays in the Netherlands on Wikipedia.
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