Monday, March 2, 2015

My Little Dutch ABC Book ~ C

My Little Dutch ABC Book
C

Calendar ~ Kalender

Here’s a little information for those wonderful days of the week and months of the year. When at the doctor or government office or people that ask your birthday…. Always give the number of the day first, then the month, then the year you were born. So for example if your birthday is July 4th, 1976… then you would say 4, July, 1976 or 4, 7,76. A tad confusing if you’re used to doing it the other way. But it gets even more fun when you go back home for a visit and you have to switch all over again. People usually just stare at you with disbelief that you would not know your own birthday.


And make sure you hang you Kalender in your bathroom. The Dutch have a great tradition of doing this and marking friends and loved ones birthday’s on their special birthday kalender. I love this tradition. Also, try to avoid the temptation to add your own birthday to their kalender, apparently it is not very polite.

 I read one very funny story of a lady whose mother in-law wrote her birthday in pencil and another daughter in-law in ink. I guess the mother is hoping the son will come to his senses.

Monday
maandag
Tuesday
dinsdag
Wednesday
woensdag
Thursday
donderdag
Friday
vrijdag
Saturday
zaterdag
Sunday
zondag


January
januari
February
februari
March
maart
April
april
May
mei
June
juni
July
juli
August
augustus
September
september
October
oktober
November
november
December
december

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