It’s crazy to think we are only a few weeks away until the good old Santa Claus will be upon us. Eating too many cookies and drinking far too much as he delivers presents to all you lovely people.
What I love about Christmas is all the different traditions that take place around the world.
What traditions do you celebrate at christmas?
Part of my heritage is Dutch, so we celebrate Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas is also known to the Dutch children as Saint Nicholas. A jolly man with a long white beard and bright red cape and red miter. Sinterklaas arrives Mid November on a steam boat filled with gifts and his helpers called ‘Piet’ (Peter). These Piet’s are all covered in soot and wear brightly coloured clothes.
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This lovely tradition now means the children can put a shoe next to their chimney or back door . Awaiting their gifts or little treats from Sinterklaas as he rides across the rooftops on his beautiful white horse Amerigo.