Orange Fever: Queens Day Parties in the Netherlands

Koninginnedag, or Queen’s Day, is a national holiday in the Netherlands, celebrated on April 30th, or April 29th if the 30th falls on a Sunday. The holiday was first celebrated in 1885 as Prinsessedag (Princesss Day) to honor Princess Wilhelmina on her birthday, but became Queens Day when Princess Wilhelmina became queen. The holiday jumped… More Orange Fever: Queens Day Parties in the Netherlands

Going All Out in Cyprus

This is a guest post by Frances Atkins. Your first thought for travel after college may be getting as far from home as possible to test your boundaries and escape your comfort zone. I’d recommend you spread your wings and head to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus if you want to go somewhere a bit… More Going All Out in Cyprus

Better Than Mardi Gras? The Jazz Fest in New Orleans

This festival takes place during the last weekend of April and first weekend of May. Formally known as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Jazz fest is a traditionally celebration of New Orleans and Louisiana culture, although the festival has become a vibrant and exciting melting pot of cultures. The celebrations began in… More Better Than Mardi Gras? The Jazz Fest in New Orleans

Songkran Water Festival: The Worlds Biggest Water Fight

Celebrated across Thailand, the Songkran Water Festival heralds the new year with a country-wide water fight. It is a Thai national holiday and workers and students are given the days (and often a full week) off. In its early years, the date of the festival varied because it was based on astrological calculations (the date… More Songkran Water Festival: The Worlds Biggest Water Fight