|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.|