Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sinterklaas

Today we celebrate 'Sinterklaas' in the Netherlands, basically a Dutch version of your beloved Santa. This tradition dates back to the 13th century and is all about rewarding the kids who behaved during a year. The myth tells us that naughty children were taken with Sinterklaas on his boat to his residence in Spain. Luckily for me Rene and I were allowed to stay after the holy man replenished his bag of presents at the shop and we took this picture with his black 'Pieten'.

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