Rokjesdag…?

Hi guys,

I don’t know about you… but looking at the weather forecast, I’m pretty sure tomorrow is going to be Rokjesdag in the Netherlands!

Rokjesdag

A dress, not a skirt I realise… but do you know how hard it is to get a pic of me in a skirt…!?

‘Rokjesdag’ literally meaning ‘skirt day’ is the first day in spring when women suddenly decide it’s warm enough to wear a skirt with bare legs. The term was coined by dutch writer and columnist Martin Bril who made the word ‘rokjesdag’ popular in the Netherlands. He died on 22nd April (in 2009) so for some people this is considered National Rokjesdag to honour Martin.

However, there is no official date for it, as it’s just collectively when people, or specifically women, decide to wear a skirt with blote benen (bare legs) en masse…

So, in preparation, I’ve shaved my legs and slapped some fake tan on as my legs are currently whiter than snow!!

Will you be joining me in getting your legs out tomorrow? Or in unfortunate Dunglish: haal je je benen eruit? πŸ˜‰

Hayley x

 

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4 comments

  1. I loved the Martin Bril’s writing, and I’m looking forward to ‘rokjesdag’ even here in the south of France. As I write this it is pouring rain and although the weather here is generally better and warmer than in the Netherlands, we still have not had a ‘rokjesdag.’ Sigh. Can’t wait. To give me hope, the first tiny sprouts have sprung on the grapevines.

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