Monday, November 21, 2011

Sinterklaas's Arrival in Dordrecht 2011...



I was just sent this You Tube link ('Bedankt Tante Mieke!') showing the official arrival of Sinterklaas in The Netherlands last week. The video is a bit long (I didn't watch the whole thing either) but just click through it a bit.

This is the most typical Dutch event you will ever come across...  {smile}

7 comments:

  1. Oh, I used to love celebrating Sinterklaas! And I even remember some of the songs. Give me enough to drink and I'll start singing them to you :)

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  2. Love it!! I love the dance with the two guys - presenter & mayor?? Very funny! Interesting too, I love other countries Christmas festivities. xx

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  3. I remember Nicholaus coming to my home when I was a little girl. For some reason he seemed so familiar even though he had a beard and long red robe.. Then I recognized the shoes!!!! It was Opa!!! My grandfather LOL!!!
    Stay warm!!
    Chris :o)

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  4. I like the look of the Dutch Sinterklaas. There's a bit of King Neptune about him!

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  5. Wat ziet je blog er mooi uit, geweldig met die oude foto's! Mijn complimenten! En ja, we hebben een nieuwe he, de oude is met pensioen... Leuk om te zien!

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  6. This looks fun I have a friend who told me stories about this!

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