May 14th National Windmill Day

The Netherlands top the world’s Windmill structures with 1,200 left, though most are not working anymore. Holland adds another 950, where many are still working! So today is a actual holiday in those two countries and has been since sometime in 2000, though no one seems to know exactly who created it. Of course windmills were created to help grind and process grains or any other materials that needed to be crushed. The Netherlands and Holland were logical for them since they were pretty much constantly supplied with wind coming off the North Sea.

How to celebrate – Visit the Netherlands or Holland, or both. Build your own windmill. Learn how to grind grain into a powder.