First of all, giving credit where credit is due, I would like to thank Allison, of Soccer Mom in Denial, for pointing out to me that this day happened. It’s not that DOMINO DAY escaped my attention intentionally this year (I mean, honestly, who would forget DOMINO DAY?), it’s just that I am not sure I ever knew that DOMINO DAY existed, full stop. However, now that I’ve Google searched it, I can see just how very remiss I am in this knowledge breach. And I am only being a little facetious.
For your education (and mine) I offer the video below. I apologize to non-Dutch speakers as there doesn’t seem to be an extended video offering in English as yet, but you’ll get the gist of what’s happening. Also, I think you’ll get a kick out of the intermingled English inside of Dutch. It’s a great language to speak, Nederengels, as it can sound altogether familiar and foreign in a single sentence. The video is on the long side for a typical blog stop, but I promise you it’s well worth the watch. Pour yourself a cup before you press play and enjoy the massive (if only partial) display of the world-record domino tumble. Yes, set in The Netherlands, 2009.
Beste Nederlanders, ik mist je zo. Gefeliciteerd met de domino dag! Hoera!