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Christmas Customs in the Netherlands

The Christmas season in the Netherlands begins in mid-November when St. Nicholas arrives with his companion Black Pete. They travel from Spain, where, according to the Dutch, St. 316 more words


Advent in Germany

Germany is so wonderful this time of year as Christmas approaches.  I thought it would be really interesting to share with my preschoolers how many Christmas traditions that they think of as “theirs” actually originated in Germany.  499 more words


Essays are almost due, and Finals are approaching.

Ahhh the glorious stress of pre finals week. How I’ve missed it. *rolls eyes* Well this post isn’t about this week. It’s about last week, which was also fairly stressful. 224 more words

What We Did This Week :P

More Wonderful Winter Holidays Book

There are so many winter holidays around the world that we had to create 2 books to cover them!  This week, we’re going over Kwanzaa, Diwali, Las Posadas, Dreikonigsfest, Navidad en Colombia, and St. 61 more words


Holiday Season the old-fashioned Way

When i was a child in Germany, December was a fabulous month. Nature would bring us the miracle of snow, and at home there were many magical moments spread throughout the month. 842 more words


St. Nicholas

In late November the caretaker at work (remember I introduced you to him? He is the one who gave me the yellow yarn) wanted to build a wooden St. 311 more words


Why we celebrate St. Nicholas Day...

As I have said before our family started celebrating St. Nicholas day 3 or 4 years ago. Since it really isn’t widely celebrated in the United States and we don’t belong to a church that celebrates/worships saints I thought I would explain why our family has chosen to celebrate this holiday. 544 more words

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