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QUEEN'S DAY IN AMSTERDAM!

  Queen's Day in Amsterdam is a unique night and day carnival like event on the 30th of April each year and during the night before...so called Queen's Night.  What is special about the Queen's Day?  How about  having elements of a huge party across the whole city, it is combined with the market in the streets in the whole entire city.
   Queen's Day in Amsterdam attracts 700,000 visitors, which makes the city crowded beyond any acceptable norm.  Despite overcrowding, the atmosphere on Queen's Day is traditionally relax and joyful.  The usually mild weather makes the Queen's Day the day to be in Amsterdam.






The Tradition of Queen's Day

   Queen's Day is celebrated in the whole country of the Netherlands for more than 50 years.  Amsterdam celebrations are the most raucous.  Over the years, the popularity of the event grows bigger and bigger, as crowds of people from all over Europe come to attend.





Free Market (Vrijmarkt)

   The Dutch love to trade, they hav…

MINT CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE POPSICLES! YYYYYYUUUUMMMMMMM!

Hey, GoodLife Etc. readers! I’m taking over the GoodLife Eats section today and filling in for Katie while she continues to unpack and organize in Colorado. It’s scorching hot here in my neck of the woods, so just the thought of turning on my oven makes me break out into heat-induced hives. However, there’s one minor issue – I operate a baking blog. Since I can’t leave my readers hangin’, I’ve been trying to come up with creative ways to satisfy their cravings for sweet indulgences without forcing them – or me – to break a sweat. If you follow My Baking Addiction, you’ve probably realized that I’ve been on a pretty serious No Bake Cheesecake kick. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip together a quick dessert that your whole family will love. And they’re pretty much foolproof so you can adapt the ingredients to add your own special twist and create a signature sweet treat. When playing around with a mint chocolate version of no-bake cheesecakes, it occurred to me that free…

APRIL FOOL'S DAY TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD!!

April Fool's Day is rapidly approaching, and April Fool's celebrations will be occurring all around the world.  But not all April Fool's Day celebrations will be the same; April Fool's Day in one country is often quite different than in another.
April Fool's Day in the U.S. is usually a day of trickery, pranks and outrageous stunts.  The media becomes involved, running bogus news stories or promoting false products.  The April Fool's Day celebrations can occur any time of the day and can be as simple or complex as the trickster wishes.  The victim of the prank is supposed to maintain good humor about it, and traditionally he or she will attract bad luck by getting upset about he prank.April Fool's Day in France is traditionally call Poisson d'Avril, which translates to "April Fish".  The term refers to the fish that are recently hatches and therefore naive and easy to catch.  The traditional April Fish prank in France is to tape a fish to s…