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Arrival of Sinterklaas, typical Dutch #2

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puzzeljac

Wow, that will be great, thanks Hanne.

Elfie

I've just found some very old ones, will try to post them soon!!

puzzeljac

Hi Graciela Faye Suzy and Jacques.
Christmas Eve is in the most families not really celebrated, some people go to Church, most not. Then we have have two days that are family days. Mostly all together. I think a bit as your Thanksgiving.
I never saw or heard of the tradition of coal, it's possible that some did it but I don't know. Yes Jacques, everyone likes the Sint.

jacquescamus

De sint trkt veel aandacht!

pumpkinhead

We still (as adults) give coal in stockings....just because none of us are perfect! :)

gemstone

Many years ago I read that if the children were naughty Black Peter left a lump of coal rather than sweets. Is that a tradition of the past or not true?

Graciela

No, we only celebrate (my family) Christmas Eve and on Christmas day we recuperate from all the eating and drinking!

puzzeljac

Hi Gracie, me too. We always celebrate two Christmas days, do you too?

Graciela

I love christmas tradition doesn't matter where in the world! and I love your explanation Ank! thanks

puzzeljac

Are you sure? Hey lol, there is an other part of the story. If you were naughty, then they put you in the bag and take you with them to Spain. (nowadays they don't tell that the kids anymore) So then when you are in Spain it's more easy to come to NL. lol
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bradjan

Sinterklaas or Santa Claus... we all have been good this year.

puzzeljac

Wow Hanna, do you have a photo of that? I think that must be wonderful.

Elfie

His beard is absolutely marvellous!! Before Santa Claus and Coca Cola, we had The Old Father Christmas, mostly wearing green clothes and with a lit candle on top of his hat. Thanks so very much Ank!!

puzzeljac

Very much the same Sissy. Even the colors.

pkin38

He even reminds you of our Santa. Thanks Sissy

puzzeljac

Yes you are right, he is a very old man, thats why.

goingsilver

He has a magnificent beard!

puzzeljac

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