Koningsdag or King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of Netherlands. Celebrated on the 27th April (26th if 27th is a Sunday) it marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. Known for its nationwide free market, this occasion is used by the Dutch to sell their used items. Koningsdag is that day of the year when the Dutch government permits sales in the street without a permit and without the payment of value added tax. It is now a large-scale celebration with special events in public spaces, especially, Amsterdam. In recent years parties and concerts have been held before Koningsdag. Every year, the royal entourage visits a town or municipality in the Netherlands as part of the celebrations. While King’s Day celebrations take place throughout the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a popular destination for many revelers. Often the city’s 750,000 residents are joined by up to one million visitors.
Friendships and communities are formed, and for one day, everybody is seeing wearing the same color. Bright orange. Participants in Koningsdag commonly dye their hair orange or wear orange clothing in honor of orange shoes
. Accessories like orange hats
, orange leather bracelets are good accompaniments. But there are people who are not comfortable with wearing all orange. So, there are some simple ways of wearing orange. A classy orange tie worn over a white shirt will do the trick as much. And the color need not be a shocking orange; you can use a subtle shade of orange as well.
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