Velitchka & Mirjam

Velitchka & Mirjam

We are Velitchka and Mirjam! We are going to introduce you to some interesting facts about the cultures of Bulgaria and Netherlands. Enjoy! :)
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This is a ritual called 'haring happen'. Dutch meaning for eating herrings (raw fish)  in the Dutch way. The fish is actually very soft and tender. We eat it together with chopped onions and other condiments. Some people find it very tasty but also many people find it nasty to eat. The herring bite can be done throughout the whole year . However, it is also a ritual on different holidays .The most famous example of this is during the so-called flags days.

This is a ritual called 'haring happen'. Dutch meaning for eating herrings (raw fish) in the Dutch way. The fish is actually very soft and tender. We eat it together with chopped onions and other condiments. Some people find it very tasty but also many people find it nasty to eat. The herring bite can be done throughout the whole year . However, it is also a ritual on different holidays .The most famous example of this is during the so-called flags days.

A topic that is often spoken about in the Dutch society is freedom of speech. It is a important human right in the Netherlands. You can say whatever you want to say in our country, but do not hurt anyone with it.  Dutch inhabitants are proud of this right because in many countries it is forbidden to say whatever you want.

A topic that is often spoken about in the Dutch society is freedom of speech. It is a important human right in the Netherlands. You can say whatever you want to say in our country, but do not hurt anyone with it. Dutch inhabitants are proud of this right because in many countries it is forbidden to say whatever you want.

In the Netherlands there are several human rights. One of the most important right is that everyone can live up to their own religion. We speak about freedom of religion. It is a very important aspect of our society. We do not discriminate or disrespect other people's religion. We find it important that everyone feels welcome.

In the Netherlands there are several human rights. One of the most important right is that everyone can live up to their own religion. We speak about freedom of religion. It is a very important aspect of our society. We do not discriminate or disrespect other people's religion. We find it important that everyone feels welcome.

Our society stands for that everyone is equal. We have many different cultures from different countries. That is why our society is multicultural. A value is that even if you are from another country, you are equal. We find it very important that no one feels discriminated. The quote in the picture says what we mean with multiculturalism: 'Together Everyone Achieves More' (TEAM). The whole population in the Netherlands is one team.

Our society stands for that everyone is equal. We have many different cultures from different countries. That is why our society is multicultural. A value is that even if you are from another country, you are equal. We find it very important that no one feels discriminated. The quote in the picture says what we mean with multiculturalism: 'Together Everyone Achieves More' (TEAM). The whole population in the Netherlands is one team.

Pastures. The netherlands is characterized with the pastures. Holland mostly consist of  flat areas. You can only find high hills in the province of Limburg.  Most foreigners know the Netherlands as the country with no mountains. They recognize and see the Netherlands as a area full of cows and pastures. The foreigners find this very special, because it is an exception that our country does not consist of large and high mountains.

Pastures. The netherlands is characterized with the pastures. Holland mostly consist of flat areas. You can only find high hills in the province of Limburg. Most foreigners know the Netherlands as the country with no mountains. They recognize and see the Netherlands as a area full of cows and pastures. The foreigners find this very special, because it is an exception that our country does not consist of large and high mountains.

The red light district also called 'De Wallen'. Most of the people know for a fact that this is the place that you have to visit, when you are visiting the Netherlands and Amsterdam.  The red light district consists of a network of alleys containing approximately three hundred one-room cabins rented by prostitutes who offer their sexual services from behind a window or glass door, typically illuminated with red lights.

The red light district also called 'De Wallen'. Most of the people know for a fact that this is the place that you have to visit, when you are visiting the Netherlands and Amsterdam. The red light district consists of a network of alleys containing approximately three hundred one-room cabins rented by prostitutes who offer their sexual services from behind a window or glass door, typically illuminated with red lights.

The most recognizable and stereotypical shoes of the Netherlands are the clogs. Clogs are a type of footwear made in part or completely from wood. The shoes are mostly related to the farmers in the Netherlands, it were the typical traditional shoes for them. Most of the people know the clogs and connect it to the Netherlands when they see a picture of them.

The most recognizable and stereotypical shoes of the Netherlands are the clogs. Clogs are a type of footwear made in part or completely from wood. The shoes are mostly related to the farmers in the Netherlands, it were the typical traditional shoes for them. Most of the people know the clogs and connect it to the Netherlands when they see a picture of them.

A stereotype that is common with the Netherlands are the bikes. Most of the people travel with bikes. Foreigners are likely to rent a bike in the cities to go city sight seeing. Also most travel agencies recommend people to rent bikes if they want to visit different places or if they want to see for example traditional buildings.

A stereotype that is common with the Netherlands are the bikes. Most of the people travel with bikes. Foreigners are likely to rent a bike in the cities to go city sight seeing. Also most travel agencies recommend people to rent bikes if they want to visit different places or if they want to see for example traditional buildings.

A typical Dutch ritual is to celebrate Sinterklaas at the 5th/6th of december. Sinterklaas and his helpers called black Petes, bring gifts to all the children. The funny thing about sinterklaas is, that the children think that Sinterklaas brings the gifts, but it is actually their own parents. Sinterklaas is like a dream. At a higher age your parents will tell you that it was all fake. :)

A typical Dutch ritual is to celebrate Sinterklaas at the 5th/6th of december. Sinterklaas and his helpers called black Petes, bring gifts to all the children. The funny thing about sinterklaas is, that the children think that Sinterklaas brings the gifts, but it is actually their own parents. Sinterklaas is like a dream. At a higher age your parents will tell you that it was all fake. :)

Wilhelmina Drucker. One word that describes her: 'Feminist'. Wilhelmina Drucker carried and sought that man and women would have the same rights. That a women would not be less than a man. She was one of the first feminists in Holland and through her work, she activated other people to join her and to stand up for themselves. Wilhelmina Drucker shared her opinion and she was not scared about anyone at all. She is for many people a role model and a hero.

Wilhelmina Drucker. One word that describes her: 'Feminist'. Wilhelmina Drucker carried and sought that man and women would have the same rights. That a women would not be less than a man. She was one of the first feminists in Holland and through her work, she activated other people to join her and to stand up for themselves. Wilhelmina Drucker shared her opinion and she was not scared about anyone at all. She is for many people a role model and a hero.