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Old Nov 15, 2003, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Zwarte pieten van Sinterklaas.

Got you huh with the title .

Let me explain, in the other countries you have Santa well we have him too, but we get more presents in December. We also have Sinterklaas he is a real children's friend who arrives somewhere in November with his Steamboat in the Netherlands and he is helped by MANY zwarte pieten (black pete's).

This is a VERY old Dutch custom.

Today was the big day for the children, and this is the talk-pete, when Sinterklaas is comming there is alway's going something wrong with the boat (to make it more exciting for the children) and the Talk-pete always tries to contact the communication pete on the steamboat.

Hope you like his expression here .



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Old Nov 15, 2003, 2:20 PM   #2
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Who exactly are zwarte pieten (black pete's)?
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Old Nov 15, 2003, 2:53 PM   #3
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Great photo.

...looks like Santa after he went down a very dirty chimney :lol:
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Old Nov 15, 2003, 3:29 PM   #4
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zwarte pieten are the helpers of Sinterklaas they ride with him on the roofs to bring children presents every night.
The have to sing a song each night till 5 December and the zwarte pieten will fill that shoe every night with candy if he/she is good or with something else if they are bad.

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