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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, April 08, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Every year, a national party takes place in the Netherlands as the nation celebrates Queen's Day - or Koninginnedag - on April 30th.
The day of the festivities is actually the birthday of the Queen Mother - Juliana - rather than that of reigning monarch Queen Beatrix. However, it does nothing to stop crowds of revellers dressed in orange from enjoying themselves.
People dress in orange as a reference to the House of Orange-Nassau, which has played a role in the Netherlands' history for many years.
A wide range of open-air celebrations take place throughout the day and then into the night, before finishing up on the evening of the following day.
While the specific events vary from year to year, the main areas of activity in Amsterdam always tend to be Leidsestraat, Spui and Rokin.
The Vondelpark caters for children, with bands, parties, fireworks and theatre all taking place, while the city's gay community focuses its celebrations around the Homomonument.
The celebration is also well known for its unregulated street trade, which allows people staying in Amsterdam hotels to pick up a bargain or two while seeing if they can spot Queen Beatrix, who picks a number of cities to visit every year.
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