Saturday, 5 December 2009


Today children in Holland are looking forward to the arrival of St. Nicholas - Sinterklaas.
Children are told that St. Nicholas is very busy and has many helpers who dress like him and Zwarte Piet so that no child is left out.
Children place straw or carrots in their shoes for Schimmel and St. Nicholas replaces these with gifts and treats.
Adults will also exchange gifts and usually attach a funny poem or verse
If you want to know more details here is a good site.
I would reccomend geting your shoes out tonight and joining in the Dutch celebration

1 comment: said...

ooh thank! last summer I bought the "Sinterklass" book in a lovely bookshop called "De Giraf" in the south of the Netherlands, in Dordrecht! love it!
Thanks for the link!