What is Queens Day?!
On Queens Day The Dutch celebrate the birthday of her Majesty Queen Beatrix. The monarchy was established in 1815, and King William I was its first ruler. Queen Beatrix has been the reigning monarch of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for over 30 years, succeeding her mother Queen Juliana. It’s going to be a very special day this year, as Queen Beatrix will abdicate her throne to make way for her son Prince Willem-Alexander on April 30.
Queens Day is the Dutch most beloved holiday! The Dutchies celebrate the Dutch monarchy every year with a super big party including lots of good music, Dutch beer, Dutch food and a gigantic flea market all around the country.
The Consulate of the Netherlands in Los Angeles and the United Netherlands Organizations (UNO) of SoCal, together with the local Dutch community, will bring you a great celebration of Dutch Queen’s Day in Southern California!
The official Queens Day in the Netherlands is on Tuesday April 30. Yup, that’s a weekday, and therefore we celebrate Queens Day on April 28 in LA!
Volunteers are being requested for: setup, ticket checking, face painting, photobooths, food, fleamarket, dismantle, etc.
If you come to volunteer, you get free food, a Dutch gift, and free tickets to the celebration.
Location: 18400 Avalon Boulevard, Carson, CA.
Time for volunteers: Sunday, April 28th- from 8 AM- 2 Pm for setup, and free tickets to Queens Day Event from 12-6 PM, and we need volunteers for dismantling everything after 6 PM. There will be shifts for volunteers.
What to expect at celebration?
Celebrate Queens Day in a Dutch village that is a showcase of Dutch tradition, including:
* Dutch foods like cheese and a whole range of other delicacies
* tulips, and more flowers
* a flea market / vrijmarkt
* kids games
* arts and crafts
* performances & dances
* live music by Dutch talent
* and much more.
All people of Southern California are invited to join in this memorable family-friendly celebration. The 2012 event was attended by more than 3000 people, who came from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix and more.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
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