New Year in Amsterdam
The average person knows a lot about this European country and nothing, and therefore you can celebrate the New Year in Amsterdam at least in order to dispel myths and understand the main thing: how they walk in wooden shoes and when tulips bloom?
Christmas donuts are the main sign of the New Year holidays
Already at the end of November, oliebollen, which are crispy fried balls with fruit filling, are being sold on the streets. And the noses smeared with powdered sugar of respectable and not so Dutch are a sure indicator that you can start to have fun.!
Holland loves to relax and unwind in unconventional ways, and therefore the two-day Christmas here does not surprise anyone. They are called unpretentiously - First and Second Christmas, but both are official holidays..
The inhabitants of the country of tulips still believe a little that evil spirits go out on the hunt on the pre-holiday night, and therefore they try to upset «hell hunt». So you need to get ready for the wild noise on the streets, which is produced by old and young, blowing into pipes and simply pressing the car horn..
Another sign of winter holidays is fairs in city squares. They open on the last Saturday of November and are an enchanting show with a kaleidoscope of souvenirs, fancy hats, Christmas trees and decorations for them, illuminations and New Year's costumes. Everything can be bought and tried on, touched and asked to wrap.