Friday, December 26, 2008

Who is Sinter Klaas?

Who is Sinter Klaas?

Simple - Sinter Klaas [sinterklaas] is the old Dutch name from which we get Santa Claus. You might say, the original Santa Claus. And it derived from their name for Saint Nicolas - the saint revered for marking the nativity by giving gifts around the time celebrated by the church as Christmas - or the birth of Jesus Christ.

UPDATE - Jan.9, 2009

Reuters - AP - CP: Santa is on vacation til next December... in the meantime, be nice!

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