|Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands|
Photo credit: Joshua Kennon
If you love cultural celebrations, traditions, national events, or local parades around the world, then visit Holland for Queen's Day. The orangemania (or oranjegekte in Dutch) that takes over the country is quite a sight to see. Orange is the official color of the Queen and the royal family, descendants of the dynastic order of the House of Orange-Nassau.
These photos were all taken in Amsterdam during orangemania after Holland's national soccer team came in 2nd place in the 2010 World Cup.