King's Day is a public holiday in the Netherlands, and it 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 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, 2014.
The following is the list of King's Day (Netherlands) from 2022 to 2026.
|King's Day||Apr 27, 2022||Wednesday|
|King's Day||Apr 27, 2023||Thursday|
|King's Day||Apr 27, 2024||Saturday|
|King's Day||Apr 26, 2025||Saturday|
|King's Day||Apr 27, 2026||Monday|
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