King’s Day (Koningsdag) is the national holiday in the Netherlands each year held on the 27th of April, the birthday of King Willem-Alexander. Many people dress in orange as it marks the national color of the Netherlands. Since 2000, my parents are the proud owners of a typical Dutch snackbar. For King’s Day, they wear this bright orange shirt that says ‘Holland’ both on the front and back.
Holland - or 荷蘭 (‘Ho Laán’) as my parents often say - embodies their commitment to a country formely unfamiliar to them. The portraits were taken at the end of the day, when they finished work.