Dutch roots : folklore and tradition

My Dutch blood is rushing through my veins a little faster when I see all these beautiful images from Holland made by people from all over the world, including myself. I feel a little homesick...
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#Overijssel #Staphorst

#Overijssel #Staphorst

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zeeuws (headdress decoration/jewelry) I read somewhere that the shapes have meanings, but don't remember what.

zeeuws (headdress decoration/jewelry) I read somewhere that the shapes have meanings, but don't remember what.

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Dutch coral necklaces 19th century

Dutch coral necklaces 19th century

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1980 boy on Marken #NoordHolland #Marken. Yes, they dressed the boys in skirts as well. There is, however, a distinctive characteristic which tells you "boy" or "girl".

1980 boy on Marken #NoordHolland #Marken. Yes, they dressed the boys in skirts as well. There is, however, a distinctive characteristic which tells you "boy" or "girl".

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De Markt en het gezelige winkelen op Vrijdag avond....

De Markt en het gezelige winkelen op Vrijdag avond....

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Nederland / The Netherlands, via Flickr. Schagen #WestFriesland #NoordHolland #Schagen

Nederland / The Netherlands, via Flickr. Schagen #WestFriesland #NoordHolland #Schagen

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This is a "Zeeuwse Knoop". A silver button from the part of Southern Netherlands called: Zeeland. You can still find them there!

This is a "Zeeuwse Knoop". A silver button from the part of Southern Netherlands called: Zeeland. You can still find them there!

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Sacramentsprocessie Amsterdam by josephinaphoto81, via Flickr

Sacramentsprocessie Amsterdam by josephinaphoto81, via Flickr

Visserijdag26, via Flickr.

Visserijdag26, via Flickr.

~ Babbelaarbakster by CellarDoor56, via Flickr

~ Babbelaarbakster by CellarDoor56, via Flickr

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