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No Thanksgiving in Holland, but we do have Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas (or more formally Sint Nicolaas or Sint Nikolaas; Saint Nicolas in French; Sankt Nikolaus in German) is a traditional Winter holiday figure still celebrated today in the Low Countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as French Flanders (Lille) and Artois (Arras). He is also well known in territories of the former Dutch Empire, including South Africa, Aruba, Suriname, Curaçao, Bonaire, and Indonesia. He is one of the sources of the holiday figure of Santa Claus in North America.[1]

Although he is usually referred to as Sinterklaas, he is also known as De Goedheiligman (The Good Holy Man), Sint Nicolaas [About this sound pronunciation] (Saint Nicholas) or simply as De Sint (The Saint).

He is celebrated annually on Saint Nicholas' eve (5 December) or on the morning of 6 December in the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France. Originally, the feast celebrates the name day of Saint Nicholas — patron saint of children, sailors, and the city of Amsterdam, among others. Sint Nicholas being a bishop and this geographical spread make clear that the feast in this form has a Roman Catholic background.

Holland does not celebrate Thanksgiving, we get surprises and gifts on December 5th when we celebrate the birthday of Sinterklaas.

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Philips Hue Light Bulbs Have An Android Control App, Go On Sale Tomorrow, Let You Live In The Future

Philips Hue Light Bulbs Have An Android Control App, Go On Sale Tomorrow, Let You Live In The Future | Holland and beyond. | Scoop.it

Smartphone-controlled lighting. That is one of the true signs that the future is now, ladies and gentlemen. Philips is also from Holland.

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Dutch colonization of the Americas

Dutch colonization of the Americas | Holland and beyond. | Scoop.it

Very interesting to read part pf the USA history, and what we Dutch have in common with the Americas

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Say Cheese!

Say Cheese! | Holland and beyond. | Scoop.it
Holland is renowned for its excellent cheese. I offer an overview of the most important varieties of Dutch cheese, what they taste like, what to look out for and where to buy them.
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Canal cruise Amsterdam: explore the city's history from the water - DutchNews.nl - Features

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Bulbs @ de Keukenhof

Bulbs @ de Keukenhof | Holland and beyond. | Scoop.it

All about the Dutch bulbs in de Keukenhof. Ofcourse DeWit.eu makes many different bulbplanters.

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Amsterdam the city you all have to see.

Amsterdam the city you all have to see. | Holland and beyond. | Scoop.it
The history of Amsterdam stretches back to the 13th century, when fishermen first settled on the Amstel. Following the constructions of a dam, "Amsteldam" was founded.
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Polders and Dikes of the Netherlands

Polders and Dikes of the Netherlands | Holland and beyond. | Scoop.it
Learn about the the reclamation of land in the Netherlands through dikes and polders. The Netherlands was able to control the ocean and flooding.
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History of the Netherlands

History of the Netherlands | Holland and beyond. | Scoop.it

It's because the visitors of our factory, sometimes been customer for many years ask all about Holland. With this topic we make things easier and try to show what we Dutch are.

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