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 - "Go tell the kids I've got candy, slaves!"

"Indeed it's the holiday "Sinterklaas" Held at the 5th of december but celebrated weeks in advance. Including a traditional entry, where "Sinterklaas" here played by "Bram van der Vlugt" docks his ship filled with presents and helpers (the guys in black make-up) in a different Dutch city each year. They are black because much like Santa they have to deliver the presents trough the chimney. The actors in this picture are all well know actors from dutch television, (google Bram van der Vlugt) apart from the camera crew who are dressed the same way to mask the fact it's all fake. Little children in Holland believe in "Sinterklaas" like others believe in Santa. "

 

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    Indeed it's the holiday "Sinterklaas" Held at the 5th of december but celebrated weeks in advance. Including a traditional entry, where "Sinterklaas" here played by "Bram van der Vlugt" docks his ship filled with presents and helpers (the guys in black make-up) in a different Dutch city each year. They are black because much like Santa they have to deliver the presents trough the chimney. The actors in this picture are all well know actors from dutch television, (google Bram van der Vlugt) apart from the camera crew who are dressed the same way to mask the fact it's all fake. Little children in Holland believe in "Sinterklaas" like others believe in Santa.
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    The Pope of Greenwich Village
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    The rest of the Klan will come rescue me!
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    Santa Claus is actually the American version of Sinterklaas, brought over by Dutch settlers in the new world.
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    This is the Dutch equivalent of Santa Claus. His name is Sinterklaas and he travels from Spain in a boat to give presents to children in Holland. The black people are called "Zwarte Piet" (Black Piet) They are black because they help Sint by going up and down people's chimneys to deliver presents, they have soot on their faces.
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    This could never happen in America. If Americans were told that six to eight nameless black men were coming into their houses in the middle of the night, they would arm themeselves with whatever they could find! "SIX TO EIGHT, DIDJA SAY?!"
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    sinterklaas + zwart pieten
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    This my frend... Is Holland.
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    don't mess with Sinterklaas, he's awesome. I'm Dutch.
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    Black people have kidnaped the pope
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    sinterklaas is one awesome celebration we get gifts en we eat candy like chocolate shaped in letters of your name and pepernoten( google it down).
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    Last comment, too long to read...
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    You will be the next that i transform in a blackman
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    not so hard to explain. actually 'sinterklaas' or saint nicolaas is the original santa claus. the american santa claus is just a bastard version of sinterklaas.
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    so what didya' see in Amsterdam?

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