Hope Sinterklaas visited you

Everyone we’ve met here has explained to us the Sinterklaas tradition. Today kids are waking up all over the Nederlands to find that a carrott they left in their shoes has been replaced with candy and other goodies. Over the weekend there was a big Sinterklaas event (which is their version of Santa Claus, only he doesn’t live in the North Pole, prefering to reside in Spain instead — sounds smarter to me).

Anyway, we gotta run and get to the airport, be traveling all day today. See ya Wednesday. Oh, I left you some goodies over on my link blog and a new video shows up everyday over on ScobleShow, whether I’m traveling or not.

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40 thoughts on “Hope Sinterklaas visited you

  1. Tonight is the big night πŸ™‚ and than the old man leaves for Spain again. This morning only i saw 2 Sinterklasen at 2 schools he also has “hulp Sinterklasen” (helpers).

    Next time you are visiting Holland and want to visit good old/new Commodore please let me know and i will show you our latest gadgets :p

    have a safe trip,
    Hendrik

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  2. Tonight is the big night πŸ™‚ and than the old man leaves for Spain again. This morning only i saw 2 Sinterklasen at 2 schools he also has “hulp Sinterklasen” (helpers).

    Next time you are visiting Holland and want to visit good old/new Commodore please let me know and i will show you our latest gadgets :p

    have a safe trip,
    Hendrik

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  3. Nobody ever wonders how it is possible that this old man is able to travel with his huge boat from Madrid (in the middle of the Spanish peninsula) to the Netherlands!

    As a coincidence, the day the Dutch celebrate Sinterklaas, the Spanish have a national holiday. Are they so glad this old men is out of the country for a few days????

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  4. Nobody ever wonders how it is possible that this old man is able to travel with his huge boat from Madrid (in the middle of the Spanish peninsula) to the Netherlands!

    As a coincidence, the day the Dutch celebrate Sinterklaas, the Spanish have a national holiday. Are they so glad this old men is out of the country for a few days????

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  5. Martien: except Coca Cola made him fatter, someone moved him to North Pole, and he visits here on December 25th, instead of the 5th. πŸ™‚

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  6. Martien: except Coca Cola made him fatter, someone moved him to North Pole, and he visits here on December 25th, instead of the 5th. πŸ™‚

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  7. Scobble, hope you liked visiting The Netherlands. I have to correct you on the sentence “Their version os Santa Claus” In reality it’s the other way around πŸ™‚
    Santa Claus is based on Sinterklaas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus

    Make sure you visit us around ‘Koninginnedag’ (30 April) that’s something different πŸ™‚

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  8. Scobble, hope you liked visiting The Netherlands. I have to correct you on the sentence “Their version os Santa Claus” In reality it’s the other way around πŸ™‚
    Santa Claus is based on Sinterklaas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus

    Make sure you visit us around ‘Koninginnedag’ (30 April) that’s something different πŸ™‚

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  9. In the Eastern Europe(and some Western Europe countries as well) Sinterklaas is replaced by Saint Nicholas, which is Santa’s buddy/friend/relative, visiting kids in the night of 5 /early morning of 6 december . While Santa brings toys and the Eastern Bunny brings clothes, St Nicholas brings mostly sweets, leaving them in the children’s boots (but only if they’ve been cleaned/taken care of).
    The lazy/naughty kids only wake up to find some wooden sticks in their boots.

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  10. In the Eastern Europe(and some Western Europe countries as well) Sinterklaas is replaced by Saint Nicholas, which is Santa’s buddy/friend/relative, visiting kids in the night of 5 /early morning of 6 december . While Santa brings toys and the Eastern Bunny brings clothes, St Nicholas brings mostly sweets, leaving them in the children’s boots (but only if they’ve been cleaned/taken care of).
    The lazy/naughty kids only wake up to find some wooden sticks in their boots.

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  11. Too bad i missed you. Have been following your blog for quite some time and only just found out you have been visiting the Netherlands the past few days. Would have loved to have the chance to share a good meal and talk about the stuff we see happening in the world.

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  12. Too bad i missed you. Have been following your blog for quite some time and only just found out you have been visiting the Netherlands the past few days. Would have loved to have the chance to share a good meal and talk about the stuff we see happening in the world.

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  13. Quote: Make sure you visit us around β€˜Koninginnedag’ (30 April) that’s something different πŸ™‚

    Oh yeah, best day of the year! No doubt about that!

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  14. Quote: Make sure you visit us around β€˜Koninginnedag’ (30 April) that’s something different πŸ™‚

    Oh yeah, best day of the year! No doubt about that!

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  15. Alex, actually Sinterklaas is just what the Dutch “Sint Klaas” evolved into over the years. Klaas, on its turn, is the shortened version of Nikolaas, which, is well pretty much Nicholas. Now you guess what “sint” means πŸ˜‰

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  16. Alex, actually Sinterklaas is just what the Dutch “Sint Klaas” evolved into over the years. Klaas, on its turn, is the shortened version of Nikolaas, which, is well pretty much Nicholas. Now you guess what “sint” means πŸ˜‰

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  17. OFF RAMP

    Hey Scooble Do,

    One time OR stalker. Just wanted to thank you for those days and if you could pass on something to ZT.

    Thank him from me and tell him I still think they way I’ve chosen to think, but he did greatly open up my world view. Though he’s still wrong πŸ™‚

    Spiker

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  18. OFF RAMP

    Hey Scooble Do,

    One time OR stalker. Just wanted to thank you for those days and if you could pass on something to ZT.

    Thank him from me and tell him I still think they way I’ve chosen to think, but he did greatly open up my world view. Though he’s still wrong πŸ™‚

    Spiker

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  19. Cool. Just learned about this and couldn’t help thinking everything’s so ‘Christmasy’ now. That’s nice. πŸ™‚

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  20. Cool. Just learned about this and couldn’t help thinking everything’s so ‘Christmasy’ now. That’s nice. πŸ™‚

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  21. They do this in Germany, too — Nicholaus visits on the 5th to give candy in a boot, as a sort of way to tide children over until the Main Event. My mom (a German immegrant) did this for me and my siblings, and so I got to pass it along this morning to my stepdaughter. (Mom helpfully provided the candy — must ensure that the German heritage is being passed on, I guess, no matter the cost.)

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  22. They do this in Germany, too — Nicholaus visits on the 5th to give candy in a boot, as a sort of way to tide children over until the Main Event. My mom (a German immegrant) did this for me and my siblings, and so I got to pass it along this morning to my stepdaughter. (Mom helpfully provided the candy — must ensure that the German heritage is being passed on, I guess, no matter the cost.)

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