Dictionary of Dutchness


Suikerfeest literally means ‘sugar party’ and is the Dutch name for Eid ul-Fitr, the celebration which marks the end of the 30-day Muslim fasting period of Ramadan. There have been calls for Eid ul-Fitr to be made a public holiday in the Netherlands but this has not gone down well among those who fear the Netherlands is being taken over by Islam.

All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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