Will this year be the year of the Elfstedentocht?

Will this year be the year of the Elfstedentocht?

Kingsday is a ritual which is primarily being held to honour the head of state, but also just to party. When we had a queen instead of a king three years ago, it was called 'Queensday' and was held on a different date. Now it is being held on April 27th, the birthday of our king.

Kingsday is a ritual which is primarily being held to honour the head of state, but also just to party. When we had a queen instead of a king three years ago, it was called 'Queensday' and was held on a different date. Now it is being held on April 27th, the birthday of our king.

Haring happen, which basically just means eating haring by hand, is a small ritual that is typically Dutch. It can be done throughout the entire year, but in different parts of the country they have different dates specifically for this ritual. For instance, in Limburg it is tradition to do it on the Wednesday after Carnaval.

Haring happen, which basically just means eating haring by hand, is a small ritual that is typically Dutch. It can be done throughout the entire year, but in different parts of the country they have different dates specifically for this ritual. For instance, in Limburg it is tradition to do it on the Wednesday after Carnaval.

Carnaval is a ritual which is primarily being held in the South of The Netherlands, namely in the provinces of Noord-Brabant and Limburg. It is a feast where people will dress up in costumes and party with each other.

Carnaval is a ritual which is primarily being held in the South of The Netherlands, namely in the provinces of Noord-Brabant and Limburg. It is a feast where people will dress up in costumes and party with each other.

Pakjesavond is the night of five December, where the Dutch children receive their presents from Sinterklaas, supposedly. In the weeks between the arrival of Sinterklaas and five December, children can put their shoe in front of the fireplace, which will then be filled with candy.

Pakjesavond is the night of five December, where the Dutch children receive their presents from Sinterklaas, supposedly. In the weeks between the arrival of Sinterklaas and five December, children can put their shoe in front of the fireplace, which will then be filled with candy.

In Spain it is an habit to finish the diner with a dessert. Coffee also counts as a dessert.

In Spain it is an habit to finish the diner with a dessert. Coffee also counts as a dessert.

siesta is very common in Spain, a short sleep between 14:00 and 16:00. this nap is hold because of the high food intake during the midday meal and the high temperatures

siesta is very common in Spain, a short sleep between 14:00 and 16:00. this nap is hold because of the high food intake during the midday meal and the high temperatures

People in Spain have two last names. These are your fathers and your mothers first names. as example: Perez Gonzalo Antonia.

People in Spain have two last names. These are your fathers and your mothers first names. as example: Perez Gonzalo Antonia.

besos! a greeting in Spain starts with 2 kisses on the cheek, always left side first.

besos! a greeting in Spain starts with 2 kisses on the cheek, always left side first.

whenever you eat a grape in Spain, you may make a wish.

whenever you eat a grape in Spain, you may make a wish.


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For centuries, the Dutch have taken their cheeses sledding.  It is believed that by giving the curds a very small thrill, the cheese is hardier when it ages.

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Try walking around in these shoes! Contiki Travelers Wearing Dutch Wood Clogs from Holland.

Try walking around in these shoes! Contiki Travelers Wearing Dutch Wood Clogs from Holland.

Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos) cute story about Maria making an altar for her grandmother.  in English and Spanish $ #DayOfTheDead #ElDiaDeLosMuertos #spanish

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