Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dec. 5th! Sinterklaasfeest Pakjesavond, 2012! Saint Nicholas Feast Gift Night, 2012!

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Tonight in the Netherlands, it's that time of year again when  Sinterklaas is busy delivering the gifts for pakjesavond (gift night)!

Sinterklaas in the Window of a Coffee & Tea Store
Utrecht, Netherlands ~ December 5, 2012
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.

Today, I was in Utrecht's city center to look at all the lovely store windows dressed up for Sinterklaas and began to wonder what gifts the Sint (saint) might be delivering tonight?

Would some lucky person be getting some books?

Sinterklaas Books in a Bookstore's Window
Utrecht, Netherlands ~ December 5, 2012
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.

Or maybe some new glasses to read those books?

Optician's Window for Sinterklaas
Utrecht, Netherlands ~ December 5, 2012
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.

Oh my! Receiving a chocolate high-heel on pakjesavond would be really special!!

Chocolatier's Window for Sinterklaas - chocolate pumps!
Utrecht, Netherlands ~ December 5, 2012
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.

Perhaps a lovely little red dress would be a nice surprise?

Red Dresses in a Shop on the Oudegracht
Utrecht, Netherlands ~December 5, 2012
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.

For those who celebrate this happy evening, I hope whatever Sinterklaas brings you tonight, (be it large or small), puts a smile on your faces. :o)

This is my 7th year blogging about Sinterklaas  - I'm amazed! lol 
And with that, I wish everyone a very,
  Happy Sinterklaasfeest!
:o)


tot ziens,
Judy
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