December 05, 2006

Happy Sinterklaas and St. Nicholas Day

Happy Sinterklaas and St. Nicholas day!
When I was little, every December 5th was the day we would wake up and find a little package or an orange in our shoes by the fireplace. This is a family tradition from my mother, who grew up in Germany and taught us about St. Nicholas.
And since my wife's family is Dutch, we also get to celebrate Sinterklaas on the 5th - today we opened a package from Sinterklaas and Zwarte Pieten (Black Pete) with my favorite ginger spice cookies and we each found a giant chocolate letter - the first letter of our name. I think there weren't any 'M' letters left, so I got an upside down W!

2 comments:

Werner said...

Hi Mike, it is "Sinterklaas": two a's , not two s's. :-)

Mike said...

Oops. Thanks! That's what I get for not having someone spellcheck...