Mnemosyne (_lethe_) wrote,

Tomorrow is Sinterklaas (St Nicholas' Eve). If you'd like to learn a bit more about this feast, or if you just want a good laugh, have a listen to David Sedaris' hilarious, if not altogether accurate*, take on the matter:

6 to 8 black men, part 1 (sendspace / rapidshare)

6 to 8 black men, part 2 (sendspace / rapidshare)

6 to 8 black men, part 3 (sendspace / rapidshare)

*for instance, Sinterklaas (the person) IS NOT Santa Claus, and Sinterklaas (the feast) IS NOT Dutch Christmas (we celebrate Christmas on the 25th). Confusion has mainly arisen because the Americans have taken the name Sinterklaas, corrupted it to Santa Claus, and given it to Father Christmas. :P

P.S. I hope to post a regular entry soon, and also to start commenting again. I miss you guys. (Melissa, I owe you a long-overdue e-mail. I'm sorry!)

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