Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sinterklaasfeest (St. Nicholas feast) - Dec. 5th, 2013

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Tonight's the night!
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"Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) 2013"
December 5, 2013 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands


Sinterklaas has been in the Netherlands since November 13th, traveling around  the country (on his horse Amerigo) meeting all the children who have been anxiously awaiting this night - Pakjesavond (Gifts Night)! 

Tomorrow, he leaves the Netherlands and travels to Belgium (and parts of Northern France) to deliver more presents. Then it's back to Spain, where he's from, until next year.
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artwork copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
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"Taai-taai cookies for Sinterklaas"
Watercolors on Arches HP watercolor paper
size approx: 5 x 7 inches


If you want to read more about the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas, follow the links below to other posts I've written:
Sinterklaasfeest 2008 (St. Nicholas feast 2008)
Sinterklaas 2007- Pakjesavond (Gifts Night)
2006 - Sinterklaas might be the original santa!


Happy Sinterklaasfeest!

:o)


Judy
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2 comments:

Yorky said...

Happy Sinterklaasfeest Judy.

Charne aka Meisie said...

Oh I like the saturated colour of this one!

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