Happy King's Day 2020: turn your home and the internet orange on 27 April!
Karen de Man
Usually, the Dutch venture out of their homes on King's Day, visiting friends and familiy, gathering in cities, parks or on the canals and playing games in the streets or lounging on a terrace. This year, however, streets, parks and terraces will remain empty due to the corona measures. But the Dutch are determinded to enjoy King's Day in their own kingdoms this year, so King's Day has been renamed 'Home Day' this year! Thus, we are still guaranteed an orange look in our streets and homes and smiling faces on Monday 27 April!And you can join us as across the globe Dutch citizens and Holland Alumni are celebrating King's Day too and turning their homes or the internet orange!Here are some fun Dutch activities you can do at home and that guarantee some good laughs:Spijkerpoepen You only need a rope or string, a nail and a bottle. The nail is attached to the string and fastened to the backside of the player’s trousers. The aim of the game is to put the nail into the bottle only by moving the hips and the middle and upper legs. Sounds easy, right?! :-)KoekhappenHunt in your cabinets for a piece of (ontbijt)koek or another soft delicacy which you attach on a thread that you hang somewhere just within mouth reach. The players then have to try to bite the koek off the thread by keeping their hands behind their backs.Want an extra challenge? Try doing it blindfolded!Want a healthier option, you can use pieces of apple.Want to make it messier? Put some syrup on the koek or the apple. ;-)Wear something orange and show off onlineHunt in your closet for that old orange shirt you brought home from the Netherlands, or that red-white-blue scarf, golden paper crown or funky orange hat or sun glasses. And show off online! Remember to tag us #HollandAlumni, #StudyInHolland and #StayInYourOwnKingdom on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Instagram or check out the online contests below that are organised across the globe.Online activities Need some more inspiration or are you ready to show off your orange spirit? Check out all the activities our Neso colleagues are co-organising abroad. Where you see the icon, it means a prize can be won!Brazil - Photo contest - share your best King or Queen's Day photoChina - Photo contest - share yourmost memorable King or Queen's Day photoIndia - Photo contest - share your funniest King or Queen's Day photo Mexico - Virtual King's Day Cocktail - in collaboration with Holland House Mexico. Be sure to wear Orange on Top!Russia - Photo or story contest - share your most memorable King or Queen's Day photo or story Turkey - Photo and quote contest - share your best King's day photo and we will plant a tree!Stay tuned for more ...