vrijdag 28 november 2014
FOF: Sinterklaas & Zwarte Piet Loveys
I made Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet loveys!
Quick explaination. Sinterklaas is an old Dutch tradition, a children's holiday. Sinterklaas and his help Zwarte Piet visit the country and give out gifts. For a 2 or 3 weeks you can put your shoe near the fireplace (think stocking) and sing a song. If you are lucky (and nice, well-behaved etc.), you get a present from Zwarte Piet the next day (who comes down the chimney to fill your shoe).
Santa Claus is based on our Sinterklaas, so I am sure you can imagine a children's holiday with lots of gifts ;) The Big finale is on the 5th or 6th of December, when it is 'Presents-night'; it is Sinterklaas' birthday on the 6th and celebrates by giving lots of gifts (think, Christmas tree presents load on Christmas morning).
The things you learn when reading craft blogs, right? Wikipedia will also offer lots of information.
Next week I will have to skip on blogging. No time on Wednesday and on December the 5th I will forget, as I have a mountain of presents to unwrap then ;)
See you soon!