Happy Sinterklaas from Marakoeschtra

Did you know that the American Santa Claus is based on the Dutch Sinterklaas? Thanks to Martin Jaspers, now we all know! In The Netherlands, December 5 is a holiday that celebrates the naming of the big man in red (accompanied here by a pair of Zwarte Piet):

(Via Lukas over at the Young Spacers Association.)

7 comments on “Happy Sinterklaas from Marakoeschtra

  1. Rocko

    Apparently Sinterklaas used to have several black servants but in modern times it’s been changed to “friends”. In America, Santa still has slaves but the only legal slavery allowed is elf slavery.

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