Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Day 5 of the December Photo Project: Sinterklaas (St Nicholas)
Today the Dutch, Belgians and a few other nations celebrate Sinterklaas (St Nicholas).
Pepernoten and speculaas (basically mixed spice biscuits), sweets, lots of presents delivered by Sinterklaas and the Zwarte Pieten in a jute bag (naughty children are being taken back to Spain with Sinterklaas in that very same bag!), singing songs.... It's a lovely family tradition!
We wish everyone who celebrates Sinterklaas a lovely time this Pakjesavond! Hope you've been good!
PS: if you want to read more about the history of St Nicholas and the tradition, have a look at this Wikipedia page!