Sinterklaas (Or: Zwarte Pieten on a bike)

From Marco…

Saturday is an important day for every kid in the Netherlands.
It’s when Sinterklaas arrives. Sinterklaas (or, “De Sint”) is the Dutch version of Santa Claus.
In fact, Santa Claus is based on him.
Unlike Santa, Sinterklaas doesn’t just visit one day, he’s in the country for three weeks! Though he gives you gifts on December 5th, his birthday.

So tomorrow, the 18th, is that day. Most towns have their own Sint arrive,
and then there’s the “tv-Sint” and they broadcast his arrival on national tv.

Here’s a picture of some Sinterklaas decoration at a bakery.

Zwarte Pieten (Black Pete, his side kick) on a bike!

Categories: Holidays | Tags: | 2 Comments

Post navigation

2 thoughts on “Sinterklaas (Or: Zwarte Pieten on a bike)

  1. I have several black Peter Christmas tree ornaments. Some would say not really politically correct – but they were a gift . Virginia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: