Pentecost [noun] [<no article> Pinksteren, <no plural>; ‘Pink-stur-run’]
Today is the second day of "Pinksteren". Most people have a day off today. "Pinksteren" is a national (christian) holiday in the Netherlands. It always falls on a Sunday and consecutive Monday, ten days after "Hemelvaart" .
– "Heb jij plannen voor tweede Pinksterdag? – Ik ga naar Pinkpop!")
("Do you have plans for the second day of Pentecost? – I’m going to the Pinkpop festival!")
– "Eerste Pinksterdag": First day of Pentecost.
– "Tweede Pinksterdag": Second day of Pentecost.
The pop/rock festival season in The Netherlands and Belgium has begun again. This weekend, the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf will draw more than 50,000 people to the very south of the province of Limburg. Some well-known festivals are:
– Rock Werchter
A complete list of all festivals can be found at festivalinfo.nl.