Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sinterklaas Pakejsavond, 2010 ~ ~ ~ Saint Nicholas Gift Night, 2010

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Original painting copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Sinterklaasfeest -2010  SOLD
8"h x 5.25"w  approx.
Watercolors, Gouache and Pen & Ink on Arches HP paper

It's December 5th again! Tonight is "pakjesavond" (gift night), when we celebrate the feast of Sinterklaas ... and eat lots of "pepernoten" (peppernuts, aka gingernuts - cookies).

We have a big sack of pepernoten to share with you too - 2.5 kilos of pepernoten !!!
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong

And while you're enjoying the pepernoten, here's our favorite Sinterklaaslied (St. Nicholas song) by the 1980's Dutch pop group, Het Goede Doel (The Good Deed) .
"Sinterklaas, wie kent hem niet" (St. Nicholas, who doesn't know him.)
written & performed by Henk Westbroek and Henk Temming
Het Goede Doel - ©1982

First and last refrain:
Sinterklaas, wie kent hem niet.
Sinterklaas, Sinterklaas en nauturlijk Zwarte Piet
(St. Nicholas, who doesn't know him.
St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas and of course Black Pete)

Second refrain:
Marsepein
Pepernoten, Pepernoten, Pepernoten, Pepernoten
Speculaas
Pepernoten, Pepernoten, Pepernoten, Pepernoten
Suikergoed
Pepernoten, Pepernoten, Pepernoten, Pepernoten
Taai, taai, taai, taai, taai, taai
Pepernoten, Pepernoten, Pepernoten, Pepernoten

(We could translate that, but it's all about the sweet delicious treats we'll be eating tonight.
We're sure you get the idea! *giggle* ;o) )
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This marks our 5th year of writing about Sinterklaas ... how many more? lol
If you'd  like to read our other posts, here they are:

To all our Dutch friends throughout the Netherlands
and the world:
We wish you
een Gelukkig Sinterklaasfeest!
(a Happy Saint Nicholas feast).

tot ziens,
Judy and Sacha
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