Wednesday, April 17, 2013

National Princess Week, Celebrate with Your Prince and Princesses #Queensday @Homedepotcenter #GIVEAWAY!


Any parent that has little boys and girls know that they LOVE to dress up!  Did you know that Queen's Day (April 28th) is a traditional holiday in the Netherlands? It is a day that honors their Queen Beatrix.  Every year children and adults alike are encouraged to gather and dress like prince and princesses(or orange for the royal house) and learn about the Dutch culture.


On April 28th in Los Angeles, the Dutch Community celebrates by holding a large event with live music, traditional Dutch games, bouncy house, soccer tournaments, and a flea market.  Queen Beatrix and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander will be there to take pictures with.  Okay, not the real ones but look-alikes but it will still be great for photo ops and the children won't know the difference.


It is encouraged to come dressed as a Prince or Princess (or a Queen) by all.  If you can, it is even better to dress in Orange, as that is the Dutch national color.  There is even a contest for the Miss Orange Pageant.  Everyone 12 and older may enter. 

The reason why the Dutch community holds this event close to their hearts is because in this day and age, many children do not have cultures that they can learn from.  It doesn't matter what heritage you come from, it is a fun event for all and especially to teach young children to hold onto culture because it is slowly being lost in todays age. 

Did you know that there still royal families in:
  • Netherlands
  • Great Britain
  • Sweden
  • Belgium
  • And many more
This year will hold the last Queen's Day because it is the last year of Queen Beatrix's reign.  She will abdicate her reign to her Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, who will be the Dutch King with Princess Maxima at his side.  Both will start their reign on April 30, 2013 so Queen's Day 2013 is actually a farewell to the outgoing Queen.  If you would like to learn more about

If you would like to purchase tickets to this great event, go to dutchqueensday.eventbrite.com Tickets start at $10/person with kids 12 and under get in free.  For more information click here.

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9 comments:

  1. Oh how cute! I have never heard of Queen's day, but this sounds like a lot of fun!

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  2. This is the last year they are doing it so it is a must for our family. :-)

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  3. I like Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

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  4. My niece loves to dress up as any and all princesses! MY favorite look, though, is when she dresses up as Snow White.

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  5. I'm always wearing my invisible crown!

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  6. She LOVES to dress up as "Princess Star Wars".

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  7. Troy loves dressing up as Chewbacca, does that count? :)

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