Sinterklaas Avond (Santa Clause eve)

Trip Start Apr 15, 2003
Trip End Sep 01, 2011

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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Hi everybody!
You've heard us talk about Sinterklaas in previous posts. Today is the eve of his birthday in the Netherlands and the day that Dutch family members give each other gifts along with a special poem written especially for the person and occasion.

On her way to work this morning Melanie noticed many school children (probably a couple hundred!) gathered on the bridges over the canals. The children were obviously excited and waiting for something. A few minutes later Chris went out and caught the excitement...Sinterklaas and his helpers riding a boat around the canals throwing small treats (ginger nuts) to the children.

After the boat passed, the children continued on to school.

Wishing everybody a Happy Holiday Season.

Melanie and Chris
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