Netherlands: Orange headscarves for Queen's Day

Netherlands: Orange headscarves for Queen's Day

The students also emphasize that the headscarf could be worn like a regular scarf (NL).

The project site: Louka.


 Muslim women in Haarlem will be able to celebrate Queen's Day in Dutch style this year.

A group of students will hand out more than 5,000 orange headscarves on 30 April to promote tolerance in the Netherlands.

The orange headscarves will allow Muslim women to express their loyalty to their faith as well as to the queen. 

The two students who initiated the action said they are annoyed by the rabble rousing in politics and in society over the wearing of headscarves.

The orange headscarves were partly sponsored by a EUR-3,000-prize awarded by the Haarlem council for the students' initiative.

Source: Expatica (English)

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