The Origins of Santa Claus - Dutch Sinterklaas

Santa Claus, the original - December 5th in Holland

The Origins of Santa Claus - Santa Claus and the history of Christmas has the Dutch and their Sinterklaas to thank. Actually, that would be based on the real-life Saint Nicholas of Turkey from around 250AD... pictures of a typical Dutch 5 December celebration and some winter shots... Dutch Sinterklaas videos: What is Sinterklaas and Who are the Zwarte Piets - 2010 - YouTube and Sinterklaas 2012 - pakjesavond - YouTube and The Dutch Sinterklaas - the origins of Santa Claus - YouTube and other pictures of the originall, real Santa Claus, Sinterklaas here - Dutch Sinterklaas 2012 and Sinterklaas 2011

The Origins of Santa Claus!

 

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