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Birthday Songs and Pie Posted by on Dec 14, 2016

In the past years of living in the Netherlands, I have been intrigued by the birthday traditions. These are slightly different than what I had lived in the U.S. and in Mexico, but areĀ gezellig none the less. Here are a few facts about celebrating your birthday in Dutch! Birthday songs Lang zal ze leven Lang…

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Hoera! Ik Ben Jarig! Posted by on Jan 14, 2011

Wednesday was my birthday. Birthday’s in the Netherlands have always been an interesting phenomenon because of the cultural differences associated with them. Congratulations on the Birthday of Your Mother’s Cousin’s Hairdresser’s Dog When it is your birthday, not only do you get congratulated but everyone associated to you does too. The whole day, whenever…

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My New Verjaardagskalender Posted by on Jan 7, 2010

The Dutch birthday is a very important event. In order to remember all those birthdays for all your family, friends, coworkers, acquaintances and pets, the Dutch have this thing called a “Verjaardagskalender“. This is a special calendar that doesn’t list the days of the week or the year, but rather the month and the date…

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