some Christmas holiday info I overheard from a bunch of people. I personally never had Christmas in the NL: but very looking forward!
Xmas in the Netherlands is celebrated two days in a row, 25 and 26 December. Celebrating at the eveningof 24 is not common.
Fijne Feestdagen – happy holidays
Vrolijk Kerst/Kerstfeest – Merry Christmas
Prettige Kerstdagen or Prettig Kerstmis – Enjoyable Christmas Days/Merry Christmas
And a very interesting thing I read about:
Wikipedia explains it best (but in Dutch)))
Apparently that is very Dutch Xmas thing
When the whole family together cooks around the table! I never expierenced it myself, but very curious! I like the concept that one person does not have to cook, but you will finish the cooking together.
maretak – mistletoe
Kerstboom – Christmas tree
2015 Christmas speech of the King:
It is very clear so you can practice your listetening. even though I had to google translate it. hahaah XD
Special thanks to the community in the Duolingo Dutch Learners group for responses to our qestions!
any other useful words / traditions worth mentioning? share in comments!