#5571 Postcard NL-4368930 sent to Japan
This postcard (NL-4368930) I sent to Tomoko in Japan (Tokyo).
Postcard details: Koningsdag (Leuke Post), travelled about 9284 km (5769 mi) in 10 days
Koningsdag or King's Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April (26 April if the 27th is a Sunday),
the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. Until the abdication of Queen Beatrix in 2013,
the holiday was known as Koninginnedag or Queen's Day and was celebrated on 30 April.
Koningsdag is known for its nationwide flea market or free market (vrijmarkt), at which the Dutch sell their used items.
It is also an opportunity for "orange madness" (oranjegekte), a kind of frenzy named for the national colour.
Same card I also sent to Iveta in Belgium (Brussels) and travelled about 177 km (110 mi) in 6 days
Same card I also sent to Gabriela in Switzerland (Büren an der Aare - near Bern) and travelled about 618 km (384 mi) in 6 days
Same card I also sent to Tiina in Finland (Jämsä - Central Finland) and travelled about 1601 km (995 mi) in 7 days
Same card I also sent to EJ in the United States of America (Kenosha - Wisconsin) and travelled about 6566 km (4080 mi) in 14 days