King’s Day in Sint Maarten ― Date, History, and Details

King’s Day in Sint Maarten

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History of King’s Day in Sint Maarten and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

King’s Day is a national holiday celebrated in Sint Maarten on the birthday of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who is the head of state of the country. The holiday was previously known as Queen’s Day and was celebrated on April 30, the birthday of Queen Beatrix. After her abdication in 2013, the holiday was renamed and moved to April 27, the king’s birthday.

King’s Day is a day of national pride and celebration in Sint Maarten. The holiday is marked by parades, concerts, street parties, and other festivities throughout the country. Many people wear orange, the national color of the Netherlands, on King’s Day.