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Kings Day 26th of April

Kings Day celebrates the birthday of the Dutch King of the Netherlands and is supposed to be a day of national unity and “togetherness” (Dutch: saamhorigheid). The tradition started on the 31st of August

1885, on the birthday of Princess Wilhelmina, later Queen Wilhelmina. Since 1949, after the accession of Queen Juliana, Queen's Day is Queen Juliana's birthday on April 30th. This year the Dutch celebrate Kings Day for the first time since King