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  • December 5 - hosted by expaticaevents
    The annual Saint Nicholas festivities are about as Dutch as you can get, and run from late November until early December. The main character is Saint Nicholas himself: an old man with a long white beard, a red cloak and bishop's mitre, based on the original Saint Nicholas of Myra. Saint Nicholas rid...

Saint Nicholas

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  • The annual Saint Nicholas festivities are about as Dutch as you can get, and run from late November until early December. The main character is Saint Nicholas himself: an old man with a long white beard, a red cloak and bishop's mitre, based on the original Saint Nicholas of Myra. Saint Nicholas rides atop a white horse, and brings gifts to the people at home through the chimney with assistance from his helpers (the ‘Petes’).

    The festivities commence in mid-November with the arrival of Saint Nicholas, and culminate on 5 December with an evening of gift-giving (called pakjesavond) which is usually celebrated indoors. During this time, the shops are full of decorations and the streets smell of freshly-baked ginger nuts and the traditional Dutch speculaas spiced biscuits. Many events are held in Utrecht during the few weeks of Saint Nicholas – click here for a full overview.

  • Date
    12/5/17
    Time
    1:00 AM
  • Where
    Netherlands Utrecht - Map
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