People and Society

  • When will we switch to summer / winter time in 2019?

    Approximately 70 countries turn the clock forward once a year and backwards once. The idea behind introducing daylight saving time is to save energy: it will stay light longer. The flip side of the coin is that people can have trouble adapting to the new age. In 2018 we will switch to daylight saving time in Belgium and the Netherlands on March 25, and we will turn the time back to winter time on October 28. ...
  • What are their wedding years?

    You conclude a marriage for your life, if everything goes well of course. Most people know the silver wedding or golden wedding. And these are usually celebrated exuberantly. But even if you have been married for less, wedding years have a name. Below you can read what a wedding year is called. ...
  • What is the name of certain anniversaries (including marriage)

    You probably know someone in your area who has achieved a certain anniversary. This can be at his / her job, but an anniversary or wedding anniversary is also possible. We know the best-known anniversary names. That's for a man who turns 50, Abraham and for a woman who turns 50, Sarah. ...
  • Halloween quest with fun and creepy assignments

    In the past there was no word about Halloween. Now, October 31 is a date that is on everyone's calendar. After all, on 31 October it is time for a fun Halloween party, a cozy Halloween dinner at home or a genuine Halloween quest for young and old. If you want to put together such a Halloween quest, then of course you need ideas. ...
  • What and why is Halloween?

    Halloween is a fun family horror party. But for the Celts it used to be a serious matter. Halloween is a mix of three different parties that have been celebrated in America for a long time every year. Halloween has come over for us too and is celebrated and commemorated every year by many. ...
  • The ultimate horror party - Halloween!

    Halloween is not just a horror party that is popular in the United States. In the Netherlands, too, you will find more and more Halloween clothes, Halloween candy and Halloween decorations in the stores. Halloween parties are also being given more and more often. You should try to dress as creepily as possible. ...
  • What do we know about Halloween?

    We know Halloween from the United States of America ... and from various horror movies, Hollywood has made some top hits for it. And yet Halloween is a very social and fun party that many people look forward to, arrange nice clothes, have candy ready and prepare themselves fully for the continuous bell or where a fun special Halloween party is celebrated. ...
  • Autumn and edible nuts

    The meteorological autumn in the northern hemisphere begins on 1 September and the astronomical autumn begins around 21 September. Autumn with its rich fruit harvest, especially in a mast year. For birds, mammals and also for humans. The hazelnuts, sweet chestnuts, beech nuts and walnuts are also tasty, healthy and edible for people. ...
  • Epiphany: with Epiphany the Christmas tree must be gone again

    When will you decorate your Christmas tree? And when will you remove the Christmas tree again? There are unwritten rules for rigging and removing the Christmas tree. So he must be gone again with Epiphany. When you have to remove that tree that always makes it so cozy for Christmas and after New Year's Eve, we will announce it quickly. ...
  • Tips and texts for writing a love letter

    You have bought a nice card for your Valentine and now you are just staring at that empty sheet. The muse just won't come to express what you feel. Be inspired by these texts to show your loved one on February 14 what you feel for him or her. Do you prefer to write a whole letter? ...
  • Carnival: make up your own face and make cheap costumes

    With Carnival, the children are expected to come to school dressed up. Every year a headbreaker and / or an expensive joke if you have to keep buying new costumes. But if you take a good look in the rag basket, in your own wardrobe or in someone else's, you can go a long way. ...
  • The 'rickroll'

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down! Everyone has heard it. Older people mainly know it as an excerpt from a Rick Astley song. With young people it is mainly known as a so-called rickroll. A joke where many people have already fallen for it. History of the rickroll Rickrolling was created in May 2007 on the 4chan forum. ...
  • April 1, Alva loses his glasses

    It is completely unclear to everyone why April 1 is the day to fool as many people as possible. It is not a Dutch affair, in many countries it is customary to play a good joke on 1 April. Is it because Alva finally got his zones home, or because January became the New Year's month? ...
  • Reading and reading is fun and educational

    Reading aloud is not only incredibly fun, but also extremely instructive. Children who are read from an early age have a huge lead in their vocabulary. They also benefit from reading aloud when they learn to read themselves. Reading yourself is also something you can enjoy together as a parent and child. ...
  • Prankster Ameland - a group of joke makers on an island

    Ameland had an active club that calls itself Prankster. They came up with a joke every year, which they performed on the island. This group of creative joke makers, who have elevated the 'practical joke' to art, turned it into a sport to mislead Amelanders and Ameland visitors. In November, during the Ameland Art Month and on April 1, it regularly hit, but they also wanted to unpack at other times of the year. ...
  • 1 April jokes on Wadden Island Ameland

    On Ameland they like a joke. For example, a locker has already been dropped on the beach that was filled with concrete. The heavy thing was found by a jutter who already envisioned a rich treasure. When it opened, it turned out to be concrete and the vault ended up in the burlap museum and Ameland could laugh at the chatter. ...
  • Liberation of Ameland - Liberation Day on the Wadden Island

    Ameland was occupied from spring 1940 to spring 1945. For the Netherlands, we count May 5 as the Liberation Day of the country. Still, not all of the Netherlands was free at that time. After the liberation of the mainland from the Netherlands, the German soldiers were on the island for at least another month. Due to circumstances, the Wadden Island was not liberated in June 1945 by the Canadians and the NBS. ...
  • Rules for flagging on 4 and 5 May 2020

    When can I fly the Dutch flag and what is the flag instruction (the flag protocol) on Commemoration of the Dead 4 May and Liberation Day 5 May. Because especially with regard to the Second World War, we want to correctly flag according to the flag etiquette. On Monday 4 May 2020, during the National Remembrance Day, we commemorate the Dutch victims who died since the outbreak of the Second World War. ...
  • 15 August: Mother's Day in Antwerp thanks to Frans Van Kuyck

    Mother's Day celebration has been around since Ancient Greece. Mother's Day is traditionally celebrated around the world on the second Sunday of May. Except in Antwerp, where it is celebrated on August 15, at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Hemelvaart. And that since the fifteenth of August 1913 thanks to the liberal ships and painter Frans Van Kuyck. ...
  • Anna Marie Jarvis, founder of Mother's Day

    Mother's Day, as we now celebrate it on the second Sunday in May, came about through the determination of Anna Marie Jarvis to devote her life to the founding of an official holiday on which all mothers are honored. The name A. Jarvis is associated with two women: Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis and her daughter Anna Marie Jarvis. ...