Zwarte Piet arrived

Today Sinterklaas and all his Zwarte Piet helpers arrived at the childrens school. It was fantastic to see the joy in the faces of the children and to hear them sing the Sinterklaas song on the top of their voices. Yatzie also helped to bring some presents and got a kiss from her Dutch mini mom Margot!


This is the closest one gets to any kind of religious belief in Holland... Doesn't Sinterklaas look just like the present day Greek Orthodox Bishops? If I only had the pictures from the monastery in Greece I would post one right here and you could see how they resemble. But Yatzie never was a devil - she was always an angel! (See yesterdays blog post about the history of Zwarte Piet and you will know what I mean)

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