Sinterklaas Celebration

I saw Sint last week, standing around a carpark being interviewed. It seemed somehow so wrong.

Sint, or Sinterklaas, arrived a couple of weeks ago and on Wednesday will be delivering candy and gifts to good children across the country. Naughty children will be put in a sack carried by his helper Zwarte Piet and taken to Spain for a year. Given that it’s cold and rainy this seems a better option than a handful of candy.

Lots of companies enter the spirit and some people in the company will dress up and Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet and distribute candy to employees. Last year a colleague and I destroyed our office, not sure how we’ll surprise people this year.

You also see kids dressed as Zwarte Piet, just playing in the street. These two Zwarte Piets were racing each other through the market on bikes on Saturday.

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