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The official entry of St. Nicholas a.k.a. Sinterklaas was on the 15th of November in Gouda. Afterwards he came to Winterswijk by train… Yes I wrote it correctly… by train… 529 more words

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Vreedzaam protest in Gouda tegen Zwarte Piet

Afgelopen zaterdag (15-11-2014) protesteerden zo’n honderd mensen tegen de racistische karikatuur Zwarte Piet als onderdeel van het Sinterklaasfeest. Ook de Anti-Fascistische Actie (AFA) nam deel aan het protest. 559 more words


Dutch Blackface Tradition Sparks Festive Fury and 90 Arrests

A pre-Christmas children’s gathering in the Netherlands, held to celebrate the arrival of St. Nicholas, was broken up by clashes Saturday after demonstrators objected to a blackface character named Black Pete. 231 more words

EU szendvicsvacsora – avagy mi hiányzik Ázsiából

Nem recept, csak egy ötlet.

Hogy mi hiányzik a Délkelet-ázsiai konyhából? Mikor ott van az ember, akkor semmi. Régebben a két hétbe beiktattunk egy pizza napot, azaz egyszer ettünk olyan ételt, ami nem ázsiai, és szeretjük. 822 more words


Saint Nicolas and Black Petes are back with a vengeance

A while back I wrote a piece about the Dutch children’s tradition of celebrating Saint Nicolas and his helper Black Pete. About the latter one, Black Pete, a rather violent discussion is currently raging in the Netherlands. 994 more words

Racism Culture Sinterklaas Saint_Nicholas Black_Peter Zwarte_Piet Tradition


Omdat ik de leeftijd reeds lang voorbij ben dat ik opgewonden kon raken van Sinterklaas, heb ik lange tijd niets meer meegekregen van de traditionele intocht. 347 more words


My "almost" BLT panino: Bacon rocks!

I bought some bacon from the grocery store the other day and soon enough was faced with a dilemma: How to best use it? My husband is not a fan of bacon – he leaves for work early every day and finds it very difficult to eat a food as “heavy” as bacon at 4 o’clock in the morning. 403 more words