The name of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, who reached the age of 175, is applied to men in the Netherlands when they reach the age of 50. Women in that case are known as Sarah (Abraham’s wife), who lived until she was 127. Traditionally, an Abraham or Sarah doll is put outside the door of […]
Birthdays are widely celebrated: usually friends and family will come around bearing gifts and congratulations. Nice fact: don’t be surprised when a Dutch person congratulates you on your mother’s, father’s, brother’s, sister’s, aunt’s, etc. birthday. It is quite common to include close family and sometimes friends in any birthday congratulations.