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Zwarte Piet – Black Pete, still there? Posted by on Nov 15, 2014

Sinterklaas, wie kent hem niet? Sinterklaas, Sinterklaas, en natuurlijk zwarte piet!  This is how a kinderliedje goes that is sung around Sinterklaas time. See it here: Natuurlijk zwarte piet. Of course! He is part of the Dutch Sinterklaasfeest and annual tradition like nothing else. White Dutch people paint themselves black and dress up as zwarte piet, the kind and nice helper of Sinterklaas. They…

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Het Sinterklaasjournaal Posted by on Nov 10, 2011

Sinterklaas will arrive in the Netherlands on Saturday. In the weeks between his arrival and his departure on December 5th, he will fill shoes that have been left out by children, with goodies. He will also package up any naughty children in a sack and take them back to Spain with him when he goes…

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