On 5 december we celbrate the birthday of St. Nicolaas in the Netherlands. Is one of the most apriciated folklore in the Netherlands.
Children get in the eve of 5 december presents from St. Nicolaas, in dutch called Sinterklaas.
In the weeks before 5 december children put one shoe near the fireplace (or heater nowadays) and sing songs. At night one of the helpers of Sinterklaas, Zwarte Piet (Black Peter) will come to put some candy or little present in it.
In November the arrival of Sinterklaas from Spain by steamboat is broadcast by national television.

The photo's is his arrival today at the school of our daughter.

Saint Nicolaas his origin is probably the bishop of Myra, a town in todays Turkye.
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