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Sint & Piet
We have Sinterklaas & Zwarte Piet, all the rest of the world has Santa Claus to bring presents to the good kiddies.
About this creation
Sinterklaas (Saint Nicolas) & Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) are the urban tradition for the Belgian & Dutch children who have been good. They come around every year in the beginning of december. They arrive by steamboat from their homeland, Spain. Some even tell they live in heaven.





Sinterklaas is the good old holy man, some say he's more then 800 years old. (Well, he sure looks better than Yoda, for his age!). He has a big book where he keeps notes and whereabouts of ALL the children in the world, good or bad. He uses his staff, a sign of his holyness, as a walking kane.He loves the good kiddies and rewards them with presents and candy. The bad kiddies have to show mercy before he shows his (mercy, Phipson, I'm talking about mercy!)



Zwarte Piet is his little helper. Actually, Sinterklaas has lots of Black Pete's. They get the presents down the chimney. Thats why they're black! They have a magic sack (don't go there, Chris!), kind of a portal to all the toys in the world. The sack is also meant to put the really bad kiddies in, for punnishment! But most of the time they're just being silly and keep asking dumb questions...



Sinterklaas & Zwarte Piet distribute their presents all in one night: the 6th of december. If you listen very hard, you can hear them walking on the roof...




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  November 12, 2010
Great I can't wait till the 5 of December
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  December 24, 2009
Great build, lots of details like the beard..... Very good clothes too!!
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  December 9, 2009
Thanks for the information, and for sharing this build. Lee.
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  December 7, 2009
I like it Heath 'kik36' Flor December 3, 2009 LOL oh man. You gotta love old traditions! Just be lucky you don't have a bunch of political correct whiners trying to shut down your traditions like they love to do here in the states. Your build is excellent! Thank you for sharing those traditions with us. We do have political correct whiners , Black Pete would sugest that people with a black skin would be slaves of white man. Our political correct whiners think this is insulting! However Black Pete is acctualy a bad white kid who had to come with Sinterklaas because he was bad, and became "black" by inserting a house thru the chimney. Still, love the MOC
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  December 4, 2009
Over here in blustery Sweden we've got Jultomten. Our version known as Svarte Peter isn't directly associated with Christmas, but he does come down the chimney. Merry Christmas! Good day
Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve
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Sander Van Lembergen
  December 3, 2009
hey i have this holiday too !!! i'm from belguim
Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve
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Sander Van Lembergen
  December 3, 2009
i have this tradition too btw Heel mooi gedaan !
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  December 3, 2009
I've never heard of Sinterklaas until I've read "A War of Gifts: An Ender Story" by Orson Scott Card. I do not recall if Zwarte Piet was mentioned. In the story, Dink Meeker placed a gift in Filippus Rietveld's shoe on Dec 5. Both characters were Dutch. It's interesting that Sinterklaas lived in Spain. I suppose is better than the North Pole. Anyway, fabulous build!
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  December 3, 2009
LOL oh man. You gotta love old traditions! Just be lucky you don't have a bunch of political correct whiners trying to shut down your traditions like they love to do here in the states. Your build is excellent! Thank you for sharing those traditions with us.
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  December 3, 2009
wow, mark. just wow. nice build, giovanni, very insightful!
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  December 3, 2009
So, he carries a big shaft, has a magic sack, and associates with children...in Indiana that's a class A felony. (Hey, SOMEBODY had to step in for Phipson!)
  December 3, 2009
Super gedaan, origineel en creatief. Misschien wil je meedoen in de Sinterklaas contest, kijk op: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/8660
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  December 3, 2009
Yay! It's good to see some Sinterklaas-related stuff on here, as opposed to all the christmassy posts (with Christmas being much farther away, datewise). I am quite busy these days shopping for presents and making a surprise package and composing a witty poem :) Anyway, I love your build. Sint looks like a venerable old man (that beard is awesome!) and Piet's collar and hair are super too.
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  December 3, 2009
nice, benieuwd wat ie dit jaar brengt, mooie staf, maar vooral de mijter is mooi
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  December 3, 2009
Wait... what do you mean I can't comment on the staff and magic sack? Come on man! Aside from the awesome build what else could I possibly have to comment on? "For 800 years have I subjugated little (we won't mention the color of the skin here...) people and made them deliver my presents for me while my fat (insert appropriate body part) sat up here and reaped all the rewards! See, I can make non innuendo jokes... but it's a REAL strain. ~ Chris.
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  December 3, 2009
Very cool. The day we celebrate is at 5 Dec. The Piet & Sint are well made and the colors of the piet are a great mix. Keep it up
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  December 2, 2009
I can't believe it's gotten to where you have to anticipate Phipson's every comment! Now what's he going to say?
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  December 2, 2009
Magic sack? And you think Chris could possibly leave that one alone?! Good luck with that. Hahaha! Great build. It's fun to see the traditions of other countries.~H
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  December 2, 2009
Actually, when Dutch people found America, they took their own 'Sinterklaas' tradition with them. The Dutch people became American people, and 'sinterklaas' became 'Santaclause'. You can also see that the faraway country Spain, became the further country, the Northpole. Anyway, great MOC, Giovanny. I didn't know, they celebrate Sinterklaas in Belgium too.
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  December 2, 2009
What a cool tradition, and very well presented. I think I'll show this to my first grade class when we talk about different Christmas traditions. Thanks!
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  December 2, 2009
Nicely done! Great build on the two, nice bit of story as well.
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  December 2, 2009
Quoting Luke Chapman Awesome! Very insightful. Howcome they come from Spain?
I really don't know. Maybe because Spain is a "faraway" country for kids in Belgium.
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  December 2, 2009
Awesome! Very insightful. Howcome they come from Spain?
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  December 2, 2009
Very funny, and informative too! Thanks for sharing a piece of your tradition :)
 
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