Monday, November 26, 2007

We're back ... with friends!

Just before we left town, we were able to see the arrival of Sinterklaas in Wassenaar. The procession passed right in front of our house.
Here you see Sinterklass in the carriage, surrounded by the Zwarte Pieten.
We'll feature more from celebrations around the area this week. But if you want to learn more, there's a Wiki article.
Each year Sinterklaas arrives by boat from Spain. There's an official arrival city every year (this year he arrived first in Kampen).
But soon he appears in local towns across the country, like his arrival in Wassenaar.
Visit for more pics and tidbits about the legend throughout the week.


Anonymous said...

I think someone else published pictures like this and at the time I asked who or what are the people with black faces representing?

Birds, Bugs and Beasts

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Thanks again for your GREAT shots of Sinterklaas I/we have not seen him it was too crouwded.


Cimba7200 said...

Thanks for the pictures and interesting explanations of the Dutch tradition. I enjoyed reading it. - Dave.

• Eliane • said...

I still need to buy some clementines otherwise Saint Nicolas will never make it across the ocean!

Dick said...

Great photos, The Sint is here also.

Neva said...

Thanks for sharing! I am catching up on my blogs after a very busy Thanksgiving. glad you are back.