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    OMG this years pepernoten/kruidnoten are so delicious , No more penuts for me...


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    The What what in the what what?

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    He's decided he prefers Cheesie Puffs?

    An It Harm None, Do What You Will

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    I still believe its summer:crying:

    btw they are not genetically related to Peanuts

    (other than that the painted dudes who throw them at you originally derive from one of many peanut growing nations)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon L. Obscene
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    You know Sinterklaas??



    He's really cool... giving away presents like santa
    He got 'slaves' aka Zwarte Pieten and they give candy to everyone mostly pepernoten

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    Its not 5th December already, is it?

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    Dammit i was right the 1st time IKE
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    Sinterklaas explained

    In the fourth century a.d. St. Nicholas (in dutch called "Sinterklaas" or "Sint Nicolaas"; in german called "Sankt Nikolaus") was the bishop of Myra, which is now situated in Turkey. According to the legend, he saved his town from starvation. He is also said to have revived three dead children, and to have offered gifts of dowries to poor girls. Some sources say that he died on the sixth of December in 343. In 1087 his relics were taken to Bari in Italy. It is unclear why, according to the Dutch tradition, he comes from Spain. Possibly it has something to do with the fact that St. Nicholas was the patron of sailors. In the 17th century Holland was famous for its navigation. Maybe by contact with Spanish sailors this myth began. It could also explain why St. Nicholas has "zwarte (black) pieten" to help him because the Moors dominated Spain for several hundreds of years. (Another [more popular] explanation for "zwarte piet" being black is that he has come down the chimneys so often [see below] that he can't wash the dirt off.)

    His legendary gifts of dowries to poor girls led to the custom of giving gifts to children on the eve of his feast day, 6 December. The companions of St. Nicholas (in Germany and Austria they are called "Knecht Ruprecht" or "Krampus") show the victory over evil. Together with his "pieten" he visits children to punish the evil ones and to reward the good ones. The worst punishment is to be taken to Spain in "zwarte piet's" bag out of which the good children get the sweets (called "pepernoten", "taai-taai", or "schuimpjes") and presents. A less radical punishment is to get the "roede" (rod) instead of presents. Nowadays there are not much evil children any more...

    A few weeks before his feastday St. Nicholas comes to Holland (and Belgium) on his steamer with all his "pieten" and the presents which they prepared in Spain during the year. This event can be seen on Dutch television. From his arrival in Holland till his feastday the children can put their shoes in front of the fireplace. During the night St. Nicholas visits all the houses by travelling over the roofs on his horse, traditionally a white/grey (called "Schimmel" in dutch), and "zwarte piet" enters the houses through the chimney to put little presents in the children's shoes. Sometimes the children put straw, carrots and water near the shoe for the horse.

    On the eve of his feast day St. Nicholas visits all children. After knocking on the door he gives them a bag full of presents (if they were good children). Early in the morning of 6 December, when he has visited everyone, he leaves and goes back silently to Spain, to come back next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat Faced
    Its not 5th December already, is it?
    no but the pepernoten are already in the stores

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    and they give candy to everyone
    They dont give them
    they projectile them at the speed of light at innocent bystanders

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedaxax
    They dont give them
    they projectile them at the speed of light at innocent bystanders


    That's true sometimes



    How do you know all these things about Holland? your not Dutch?
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 11-11-2004 at 06:49 PM.

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