Sinterklaas

Last Sunday was the Sinterklaas party for DB’s family. Here are some photos from the actual visit by Sinterklaas and two Piets. I have to find an English explanation somewhere as to the history behind Sint and Piet. Just who ARE these people anyway and why do they show up in the Netherlands every year and hand out presents? Why do kids put there shoes out with a carrot for the Sint’s horse Amerigo? I’ll let you know….

OK, here’s a Wikipedia link about Sinterklaas in NL.  Also, here’s a little video of the Sint and Zwarte Pieten in their travels through the country, thanks to someone called michellzappa.

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