The present Doodle celebrates King’s Day, or Koningsdag. Dutch communities in the Netherlands and around the world celebrate praise their nation’s cultural heritage and the birthday of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, who was brought into the world on this day in 1967.
A portrayal of the Dutch royal family, oranjegekte (“orange madness”) is the theme of the day and the national color can be seen wherever from the manner in which individuals dress up to the icing on the tompouce (a cream-filled pastry). Indeed, even the beverages are orange, as many toast to the King with an Orange Bitter.
Portrayed in the Doodle artwork is the creation of homemade crowns, a yearly King’s Day tradition. Huge inflatable orange crowns and miniature crown variations are worn by celebrants the country to honor the King’s birthday.
Fijne Koningsdag! (Happy King’s Day!)