Saturday, November 17, 2012

Here he is

Today we went to Weesp to see the arrival of sinterklaas. We were most fortunate to get an invite to a family friend who has a home AND balcony right at the entrance of the Weesp waterway/canals to watch the festivities! Seeing sinterklaas has been a life long dream of mine and I feel-despite being 30 years too late- so happy for the experience!

Sinterklaas arrives on ship from Spain. Then rides a white horse on land. He has dozens (hundrededs) of helpers called zwarte Piet's who give out gifts and check on the 'bad' children. After his ship docks he heads to city hall by horse, to make an an announcement to children. There is lots of music and dancing!

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