Dutch Queens Day
The Consulate of the Netherlands, Los Angeles and the United Netherlands Organizations (UNO) of SoCal
Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Consulate of the Netherlands, Los Angeles and the United Netherlands Organizations, together with the local Dutch community, will bring you a great celebration of Dutch Queen's Day in Southern California!
The official Queens Day in the Netherlands is on Tuesday April 30. Yup, that’s a weekday, and therefore we celebrate Queens Day on April 28 in LA!
>> What to expect?
Celebrate Queens Day in a Dutch village that is a showcase of Dutch tradition, including:
- Flea market / vrijmarkt
- Dutch foods like cheese and a whole range of other delicacies
- Dutch beer
- Tulips, and more flowers
- Live music by Dutch talent
- Kids games
- Arts and crafts
- Performances & dances
- ...and much more
All people of Southern California are invited to join in this memorable family-friendly celebration. The 2012 event was attended by more than 1500 people, who came from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix and more.
>> What is Queens Day?!
On Queens Day The Dutch celebrate the birthday of her Majesty Queen Beatrix. The monarchy was established in 1815, and King William I was its first ruler. Queen Beatrix has been the reigning monarch of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for over 30 years, succeeding her mother Queen Juliana. It's going to be a very special day this year, as Queen Beatrix will abdicate her throne to make way for her son Prince Willem-Alexander on April 30.