What I got for ‘Sinterklaas’ ♥

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Hi everybody, I celebrated ‘Sinterklaas‘ last Monday with my family and I’d like to show you what I got. I also tell you a little bit what this Dutch celebration called ‘Sinterklaas‘ means. So, when you’re curious, just keep on reading! 🙂 

First, I’ll tell you a little bit about ‘Sinterklaas‘.

Sinterklaas is a celebration that is similar the Christmas. Sinterklaas arrives in The Netherlands somewhere in November and the famous Sinterklaasavond (evening) is on December 5th. In the days leading up to the 5th of December, children put their shoes in front of the fire in the hope that Sinterklaas will fill it with a small present or a chocolate goody.

Once Sinterklaas is actually in the country, the fun can begin. Sinterklaasavond, the night of December 5th, is usually celebrated with family and/or friends. Lots bearing the names of the participants are drawn some time beforehand and – another very Dutch tradition – an agreement is made about how much will be spent on the presents.

Now, I’ll tell you what I got for ‘Sinterklaas‘.

My father had to buy me some presents for €15. I made a wishlist but he couldn’t find a thing that I put on it (uhu, he didn’t want to search really good). But I have to say, I’m actually really happy with the presents I got from him. So, here it is:

Dove Bodywash, Deodorant & mini Bodywash. 7th Heaven Hair & Roots & Face coconut mask.

SPAAS scented tealights; Water Flowers, Tropical Fruit & Green Lagoon

My mom also got me some earrings because she really liked them in the store.

Whoops, this picture got really blurry 🙁

I hope you liked this blogpost and you got to know a little bit more about the tradition of Sinterklaas. See you next time!

Love, Anne ♥

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11 thoughts on “What I got for ‘Sinterklaas’ ♥

  1. Anne, this is amazing. I love hearing about other traditions from other countries. I had never heard of Sinterklaas since now, and it sounds lovely. Your gifts you received are lovely. I also like the fact that an actual amount to spend is decided on. Is Sinterklaas also celebrated with lovely food? Thank you so much for sharing. x

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, it is celebrated wit lovely food. If you search in Google for: pepernoten, gevuld speculaas, taai taai and chocoladeletter, you see some of the delicious things we eat during Sinterklaas 😄

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