https://nos.nl/artikel/23...-dit-jaar-woningsdag.htmlCorona turns King's Day into Residential Day this year
The celebration of King Willem-Alexander's birthday also takes on a completely different character due to the corona crisis. No King's games, free markets and massively attended concerts in the open air, no King's Day but Woningsdag. The Oranjebond held a brainstorm among the members and an alternative program was launched.
Monday, April 27, will start at 9:45 AM with the bells ringing across the country. At 10.10 a special NOS program starts on television with a look back at previous King's Days.
At 12:00 the bell rings for the digital doily market, a free market on the internet. Children are cordially invited to send a digital letter to the king, in which they also tell what congratulations do for the corona crisis. The letters are bundled and presented to the king in the afternoon.
The day is supposed to end with a home toast. At 4 p.m. everyone raises a glass to the king, who is 53 years old. He would actually celebrate his birthday in Maastricht, but is now forced to stay at home.