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Happy belated Dutch-American Friendship Day my American friends!

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So I'm one day late, but whatever. I'm close enough, considering nobody probably even knows what this is (and neither did I untill today!). Feel free to enlighten yourself:

Dutch American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Friendship Days | Embassy of the United States The Hague, Netherlands
Dutch-American Friendship Day | Dutch in America.com

From the latter:

Fifteen years later, in 2007, Congress made this a repeating commemoration, and on March 12, 2007 the House of Representative officially established Dutch-American Friendship Day:

“The U.S./Dutch relationship has stood the test of time and has strengthened in the crucible of conflict as the Dutch have stood beside us in times of peace and war. The Dutch supported us in our war for independence. Sixty years ago Dutch and American servicemen stood side by side during World War II and today the Dutch stand by us still in the Global War on Terror.
The debt we owe to our Dutch friends is seen not only in our people, and in the persons of such famous Dutch Americans as Presidents Martin VanBuren, and Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, but also in our experience as a Nation. Our traditions of religious freedom and tolerance as well as our system of government, all have spiritual and legal roots in our relationship with the Dutch Republic. ”
Though way to leave out the part where you helped screwing us out of the Dutch East Indies, our only sizable and profitable colony.


So thanks for being my friends, @$aturn¥oshi;, @*Leeney Hakurei*;, @Autumnbreeze;, @Axle Helios-kun;, @BLAH BLAH BLAH;, @CommanderPigg;, @CuboneKing;, @Dewgong Reign;, @double trouble!;, @DrumBeats;, @Falcon Doveowl;, @Ghost;, @Hallowheart;, @Hitomi;, @Hunter Blade;, @Hypersonic;, @Ino-Chan;, @Insanish Danish;, @Ivysaur;, @Kagamine Len;, @Kakuna Matata; @MAGNEDETH;, @Mijumaru;, @Neosquid;, @NyaChan;, @Opossumguy;, @Pancake-chan;, @Preußen;, @Ratohnhaké:ton;, @Raynebow Dash;, @SharKing;, @Shiay;, @Shiny Celebi;, @Soulmaster;, @Sourcandy; @TheFlamingBooger;, @TheMissingno.;, @Turtwig A;, @Yoshi-san;, and all friends I missed in this list because I couldn't verify their location anywhere!

Of course, the same goes for all my non-American friends. We just don't have a holiday for our friendship. Unless we do, in which case I just don't know about it. Feel free to inform me though!

Now here's an interesting fact to end this blog with. Did you know both our flags consist of three colours; red, white and blue? You did? Then did you know that there live half as many people in New York as there live in the Netherlands?

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  1. Karisse's Avatar
    Oh...you're welcome... ^^;

    And no, I actually did not know either of those facts. ._.
  2. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Another fun fact: drug use is more rampant in the United States than the Netherlands even though marijuana is de facto legal in Amsterdam!
  3. Hitomi's Avatar
    Thanks to the Dutch for loaning us money so we could drag out the American War of Independence until the British got sick of it and quit George Washington and his horse single-handedly destroyed the British Armada! :)
  4. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hitomi
    Thanks to the Dutch for loaning us money so we could drag out the American War of Independence until the British got sick of it and quit George Washington and his horse single-handedly destroyed the British Armada! :)
    Lulz
  5. Soulmaster's Avatar
    Well same to you. And no I did not know that today was that nor the latter fact.
  6. Shiny Celebi's Avatar
    You're welcome :)
  7. Captain Tentacruel's Avatar
    I did not know there was such a day, so thanks for educating me, though I don't actually personally know anyone who is Dutch.
  8. Yoshi-san's Avatar
    I would comment about this blog post but I'm too distracted by the asians
  9. MAGNEDETH's Avatar
    one of these days i will visit The Netherlands, and it will be good.
  10. Yang Xiao Long's Avatar
    Cheers man!

    Its good to have friends :)
  11. ChinYao's Avatar
    Yaaay I is a friend!
  12. Insanish Danish's Avatar
    You're welcome! :3
  13. Mijzelffan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi-san
    I would comment about this blog post but I'm too distracted by the asians
    Imagine what I have to go through every time I write a new blog.
  14. Yuuki Asuna's Avatar
    nya~ :3
    itashi mashite~
    *starts dancing like the Korean girl at the right side :3*
  15. BLAH BLAH BLAH's Avatar
    Oh thx soo much!xD
    Thx for being my friend as well!:D
  16. Rayne's Avatar
    Oh you Dutch folk.
    Friendships forever!

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