Today is a beautiful day. After a few days full of rain, today the sun was shining so very brightly, it almost seemed like spring. And that was perfect, because today is ‘Lappendag’ and ‘Landbouwdag’. I really don’t know if there is any English translation for this, because it is an old tradition in this part of Holland. Back in 1884 a market was organized where the farmers from this region could show off their animals and sell them. Every year, the last Wednesday of September, there is a ‘Landbouwdag’ here in Alkmaar. There are lots of animals to see and to be touched.
Because the ladies of the farmers should have their own market, ‘Lappendag’ was organized. This is a very large, crowded market where you can buy almost anything you can imagine. Of course, being in Alkmaar, cheese.
But the reason I go every year, is of course, FABRIC. Although there are less booths every year, there still is a lot to enjoy.
And this was absolutely my favourite booth, with all kinds of cotton
And gorgeous little knitted socks.
And last but not least, my treasures for today (or did you really think I came home empty handed?)