Here Saint Nicolaas is depicted in the Dutch tradition accompanied by Blackamoor Zwarte Piet (1850). Some accounts consider the black boy to be a servant while others a freed slave. Yet others say he orginated from a chimney sweeper covered permanently in soot. Although modern controversy has arisen, by most accounts St Nicolaas or Sinterklaas, was indeed a generous patron for children, sailors, and the poor who originated from a Greek Bishop of Myra.
St Nicholas Day 2012
Happy Saint Nicholas day from our home to yours! In case anyone is interested... :: Wooden clogs came from my childhood when my parents visited the Netherlands, they brought these back for my older sister, older brother, and I. :: Wood Saint Nicholas is from Ostheimer. :: Plastic Saint Nicholas toys are from PLAYMOBIL. :: Chocolate Saint Nicholas (learn how to change a chocolate Santa into Saint Nicholas) is from Lindt. :: Gold foiled chocolate coins are from Trader Joe's. :: Clementines and…
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