The last official Queen's Day is celebrated in 2012 in Rhenen and Veenendaal. In 2013, the Queen still be celebrated, but in a modified form. Queen 2013 namely whole was marked by the inauguration of Prince Willem-Alexander. From 2014 Queen will disappear and we celebrate King's Day in the Netherlands. King's Day will be celebrated on April 27, the birthday of Prince Willem-Alexander. Since April 27, 2014 falls on a Sunday, the first King's Day is celebrated on Saturday, April 26th, 2014.
For 1949 Queen's Birthday was celebrated on August 31, the birthday of Queen Wilhelmina. This changed to April 30 when Queen Juliana took over the throne. When Queen Beatrix in 1980 took over the throne of Queen Juliana, Queen Beatrix decided to keep the day in honor as a tribute to her mother. In addition, had the celebration of Queen's Day on April 30 instead of January 31 a big practical advantage. The chance of good weather, with many outdoor activities can be organized on April 30 significantly greater than in January 31.
Before the first official Queen's Day was celebrated was on August 31, 1885 the first ?? Prinsessendag ?? organized the fifth anniversary of the then young Princess Wilhelmina. Since 1980 the Queen was celebrated, which was initially a big children.
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Queen's Day April 30 King's Day on April 27