Small children are a little afraid of this bearded man with his dark helpers. That's also because we sing a song saying that he will take naughty kids back with him to Spain in the sacks he brings from Spain filled with presents. Once they're empty a kid will easily fit in. But that's all the joking part. The best part is all the gifts he brings along and that's why we call it the happy evening for there is a present for everybody.
St. Nicolas also likes to joke with the bigger kids among us, knowing we just have to play along to keep it up for the little ones. So here he asked my eldest son to sit on Black Pete's lap so he could have a word with him. In that big book on his lap he has written down all he knows about everyone.
Ah and last but not least even grandma had to believe in it but St Nicolas wanted her on his lap. LOL!! Do you get the thing? It is all about having loads of fun!Just in case you are wondering when this feast ends. Well the story goes that at the end of this day the Saint leaves Holland to go back home to Spain. That's why as from tomorrow St. Nicolas and Black Pete's decorations will be removed from all stores and Santa Claus will move in.