There aren't many things that can make a whole nation go crazy.
In The Netherlands there is one thing which can do that for sure: Football!
European and World Championships, to be specific.
In the organising countries, the Dutch Football fans are famous for the atmosphere they create.
Today, wednesday June 18, 5.30 pm, I was driving home after a stop for French fries.
Everything was out of the ordinary at that time.
The shops were already closed (which normally close at 6 pm).
A lot of people had the same idea of not cooking at home and going for some take-away.
While I was waiting in line to order, almost everyone was dressed in orange.
On my way home I detected a man dressed in orange standing outside a bar, at the street corner.
In a split second I realized that he has been standing there for the whole week.
It was a mannequin.
Today our national football team would play their second match in the World Championships.
After the first match, which the team won with 5-1 against the reigning champion, the so called “orange fever” rose.
In the stores even more orange decorations appeared, at the bakery I saw footballs on the shelves between the bread which you could win in a lottery.
The streets and many houses were even more decorated with all kinds of orange decorations than before.
Trendbubbles made a compilation of pictures to show you this orange madness.