King's Day (Netherlands)

King's Day is a public holiday in the Netherlands, and is observed on April 27, or April 26 if April 27 is a Sunday.

King's Day celebrates the birthday of Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands, who was born on April 27, 1967. He acceded to the throne following his mother's abdication in 2013.

  • The holiday was initially observed on August 31, 1885, celebrating the birthday of Princess Wilhelmina, and then changed to Queen's Day when she ascended to the throne in 1890;
  • Princess Wilhelmina's daughter, Juliana, ascended to the throne in 1948 and the holiday was moved to her birthday, April 30 from 1949;
  • Queen Juliana's daughter, Beatrix, ascended to the throne in 1980 and she retained the celebration on April 30. Her birthday is on January 31;
  • Queen Beatrix's son, Willem-Alexander, ascended to the throne in 2013 and the holiday was moved to his birthday, April 27 from 2014.

The following is the list of King's Day (Netherlands) from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
King's DayApr 27, 2021Tuesday
King's DayApr 27, 2022Wednesday
King's DayApr 27, 2023Thursday
King's DayApr 27, 2024Saturday
King's DayApr 26, 2025Saturday

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