Friday, May 1, 2015

The Kings birthday.

Last Monday it was our kings birthday. It is a public holiday in our country and it is celebrated with many festivities. In our city we have our yearly fair and freemarket. The freemarket used to be just for children to earn some money from selling the stuf they don't want any more. It grew to a hugh freemarket for everybody who wants to sell something .Many many people visit it and enjoy themselves. There is a lot to eat and drink of course and like every year we had beautiful sunny weather.
I made lots of photo's and I picked some to make a collage. From that collage I am going to pick a few which I thought were so funny or special.

Always on this special day some  bands and artists come to show the people a litte of their art.

Like these.

 these old guys playing  dixieland , my kind of music...

these colorfull people walking on stelts, don't know if that is the word.

and this couple  was hilarious.

kids having fun.

This group op ladies calling themselves the singing bathcaps, LOL
They had so much fun.

And another band with great music.

This guy had a good day. He had three little children in that box and had bought that little childrens bike and some toys for next to nothing. Good bargains always here on this day.

That's it.

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"Création" said...

Lieve Rietje,

Wat een heerlijk verslag van ons
Koningsdag. Het ziet er bij jullie
echt fantastisch uit allemaal,ze
maken er echt erg veel werk van.
Hahaha dat stel met die koffers,
geweldig toch, en de stellopers,
dat vind ik altijd zo knap. Het was echt een zeer kleurrijk geheel.

Wat hebben we het getroffen hé met
het weer, ze voorspelde toch geheel iets anders. Hier in het
noorden was het ook feestelijk
maar lang niet zo als bij jullie.

Geniet van een heerlijk weekend,

Veel liefs,

Pink Veen said...

Lieve Riet, wat leuk zeg! Jullie hadden zeker mooi weer; hier alleen als de zon scheen en ik had toch echt mijn dikke winterjas aan!
Al die leuke "artiesten" dat zie je hier niet; meer kraampjes voor de kinderen en ook wel een paar met andere dingen. Overal muziek, dat wel, daar weten ze hier wel raad mee op het platteland! Of ik iets gekocht heb??? Tuurlijk!!! een houten beertje....en een verzilverd bekertje met een beer er op...allebei 1 euro....feest!
De eerste keer dat we hier gingen moest ik wel even wennen hoor, we waren Amsterdam gewend......maar eerlijk gezegd is het zo gek nog niet in de Achterhoek! Lekker relaxed en gewoon (bere) gezellig!

Fijn weekend en leuk die foto's!

Liefs van Pink!

LV said...

No doubt the king had a fun day with all those change characters about.

Lynne said...

Looks like a wonderful sunny day and a great celebration!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wild and fun day! It looks like everyone was having a great time. And it all makes for some wonderful colorful photo ops! Thanks for sharing. You were ve ys ... they are walking on stilts.) (And I wish I knew a second language; we are lazy over here on this side of the pond, expecting everyone to speak our language. I'm not proud of us for that but I am too old to learn now I am afraid!)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello Riet,
What a wonderful and colorful celebration. Love the costumes and the Ladies in the bathing caps are so funny.
By the way, you look lovely in your profile shot.


Pamela Gordon said...

It looks like it was a fun celebration. I like the ladies called "The Singing Bathcaps". So cute!

Sonja- Sezoentje said...

Dit is een heerlijke kleurrijke post. Ben toch een beetje jaloers op deze feestdagen van jullie, heerlijk om zo eens lekker uit de bol te gaan :)
Fijn weekend, liefs, Sonja

biebkriebels said...

Wat een leuke foto's Riet, het was koud maar in ieder geval zonnig, dat maakt alles goed. Altijd weer leuk zo'n Vijmarkt ieder jaar.

Home and Lifestyle said...

Het was inderdaad een prachtige dag, wij hebben net als jij ook heerlijk genoten van de sfeer en de zon!!

Ik wens je een heel fijn weekend, Riet. Liefs, Ingrid

Yvonne said...

Wat een leuke fotoreportage van Komingsdag! Bedankt voor je reactie op mijn blog. Leuk dat je roots in Rijnsburg liggen!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a great way to celebrate the king's birthday! Everyone gets to have a good time. ;)

bj said...

I love this post..and those Singing Bathcaps are so adorable that I just had to pin them to my Pinterest Board titled JUST PURE FUN. hahhaa

Sarah Coller said...

Wonderful! How fun---thanks for sharing your great day with us!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Anonymous said...

Love seeing how other people celebrate their holidays. And the Singing Bathcaps... they are awesome!

namaki said...

Wow ! That looks like a very nice feast !

Madelief said...

Gezellige foto's van Koningsdag Riet. Zo te zien hebben julie volop genoten!

Fijne week!

Lieve groet,

Madelief x

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Those bathing cap ladies are a hoot! So fun!

Willy said...

Leuk en vrolijk ziet het er uit. Het mannetje met de koffer vind ik helemaal leuk en die dames in badpak zijn ook enig. Lieve groet,

Cathy Keller said...

My goodness what fun you must have had!!! That is quite a celebration!! Reminds me of Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans...Well the pictures of it! Have a wonderful day!!!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Riet,

What a fun time you had. Thanks for playing today.

Please come back and tell me what you think of my Blue post.

Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your King must be very proud of the festivities held in his honour Riet.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Enjoyed seeing a slice of life in your country.

Ingmarie We said...

Looks like a wonderful feast for your King!

Fun60 said...

Those photos exude fun and laughter.

Donna said...

Riet I always love your special celebration...great fun especially the bathing beauties...

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

are yr people as royalist as some of the British?

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like you really know how to celebrate in the Netherlands!

Beverly said...

I love this celebration, Riet. So much fun!!! Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend.

This post will be featured on my Pink Saturday post with week as "the one with the most clicks". ♥

Marie C said...

I can almost hear the Dixieland band, and the crowds and all the joyful noise! What an amazing day! Wish I could have joined you!

June said...

What fun this post was to read Riet! I love the singing swim caps darling. I loved looking at all the people in the photos to see their faces and try to guess what they were thinking of it all. I love the colorful costumes on the stilt walkers.
Thank you for the beautiful photos of this fun day.
sending love...

Anonymous said...

Stopping by via Beverly's. Oh my, that photograph of the singing bathcaps is GREAT! Should be in a magazine.
Happy pinks!

Jeannie Marie said...

I spotted your photo of the singing bath caps ladies at an old Pink Saturday's post and had to come over and read more about it. It's adorable. I really enjoyed the whole post and all the celebratory photos. What a great day!