Amsterdam,Queensday 2009. Vos: Actie op de taxi. (My best shot of 2009)

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    Canon G10 Amsterdam Utrechtsestraat.. Cafe Cuban Cigars. Koninginnedag 2009.
    Queensday, April 2009
    Madvox climbed on a cab, which was trying to drive through a dancing crowd, on the Utrechtsestraat in Amsterdam, during the Queensday festivity.
    However, there was a dark side on this beautiful day, because someone made an attempt on the Queen's life.

    Tradition of Queen's Day in Holland

    The Queen's Birthday
    Queen's Day festivities began before the World War II with the celebration of birthday of Queen Wilhelmina on August 31 and since 1949, celebration of the birthday of her daughter and successor on the Dutch throne Queen Juliana, on April 30.

    When Queen Beatrix succeeded Juliana in 1980, she decided to keep the Queen's Day on April 30. Her own birthday is in the middle of winter (January 31), so celebrating it outside would be difficult. Until today, many especially older people call the holiday the Queen's Birthday.

    There is a rule that if the day of April 30 falls on the day free of work, the Queen's Day is celebrated on the day before. Coming years Queen's Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 and Thursday, April 30, 2009.

    The Queen meets people
    Traditionally, on this day the Queen visits one of the cities in the country, and meets celebrating people. Television reports live on these meetings during the day.

    Dressing in Orange
    Celebrating Queen's Day means dressing in orange clothes (as the reigning dynasty is House of Orange and this is their color), painting faces and hair orange, drinking drinks tinted in this color (or just natural orange juice), wearing mock orange crowns, dressing as the queen and making jokes at the royal family. As some of the jokes may seem to you slightly inappropriate, they express deep attachment Dutch people have to their Royal Family, which seen in the Netherlands as the symbol of national unity.

    'Zeer aangeslagen'
    Koningin Beatrix reageerde "zeer aangeslagen'' toen de koninklijke familie vanuit de open bus getuige was van het drama in Apeldoorn. "Wat begonnen is als een prachtige dag is geëindigd in een vreselijk drama, wat ons allen heel diep heeft geschokt. Mensen die er dicht bij hebben gestaan, die het hebben zien gebeuren op televisie, allen die het meebeleefd hebben, zullen met verbijstering en ongeloof gekeken hebben. Wij zijn sprakeloos dat zoiets vreselijks heeft kunnen gebeuren. Mijn familie, maar ik denk ook allen in het land, leven van harte mee met de slachtoffers, met hun familie en vrienden en met allen die door dit ongeluk diep geraakt zijn.''

    De viering van een stralende Koninginnedag in Apeldoorn is donderdag uitgedraaid op een drama waarbij zeven personen omkwamen; vijf mannen en twee vrouwen. De 38-jarige Karst T. reed om tien voor twaalf met zijn auto in op het publiek dat keek naar de juist passerende bus met daarin koningin Beatrix en haar familie. Karst, woonachtig in het Gelderse Huissen, kwam bij de aanslag om het leven.
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