420 Day 2018 in Amsterdam

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The term “420” was coined in 1971 in California by a group of San Rafael High School students known as the “Waldos,” who were named for their hangout spot, a wall outside of the school grounds. The Waldos met at 4:20pm everyday... ... read more

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Amsterdam 420 Day Overview

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The term “420” was coined in 1971 in California by a group of San Rafael High School students known as the “Waldos,” who were named for their hangout spot, a wall outside of the school grounds. The Waldos met at 4:20pm everyday to smoke pot – and referred to toking up as 420 – but never envisioned the code word becoming a worldwide phenomenon.

Today, hundreds of thousands of stoners across the globe celebrate April 20th as a cannabis Christmas. In the Netherlands, 420 Day Amsterdam packs a party unlike any other celebration in the world.

Both locals and international tourists flock to a plethora of 420 Day Amsterdam parties, like the Amsterdam 420 Festival. There, they participate in reefer-friendly activities, pro-pot rallies, and dance with fellow hemp enthusiasts as music blares from speakers outside the Amsterdam City Hall.

Amsterdam provides its Cheech and Chongs an opportunity to rejoice at an inordinately large number of cannabis coffeeshops, which draw more than 3.6 million international visitors annually. At haunts like Grey Area and Abraxas in the Nieuwe Zijds neighborhood, potheads puff some of the best weed in town and chillax with other cloudy-minded celebrants.

Come 420 Day, there’s no better way to honor the innovativeness of San Rafael’s Waldos than by heading to Amsterdam and lighting up a fat one. 

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Peter L. Apr 8, 2013
Website for 2013 edition: http://www.AMS420.nl !!!
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