You Think Your Holiday Tradition Is Weird?


In the Netherlands, a bishop named Sinterklaas comes by boat to the Netherlands on the eve of his “birthday” (December 6th). That night he rides his white horse from rooftop to rooftop, and his black assistant (cough) slides down chimneys to put gifts in good children’s shoes. Bad children are whipped, and really bad children are abducted and taken to … Spain!


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