ESN Twente is proud to present the 1st edition of Culture Night events. You are cordially invited to meet SINTERKLAAS .
Come and lets celebrate this Dutch tradition with ESN Twente, Sinterklaas and Zwarte Pieten @ the Global Lounge, University of Twente. Experience this unique celebration filled with traditions and of course the candies: Pepernoten, Chocolade Letter, Marzipan, Speculaas, Taai Taai .... and if you have been good this year, Sinterklaas may even have a present for you .
During this event, there will be 4 Zwarte Pieten and of course Sinterklaas as well:
- Sinterklaas: You can take photo's with Sinterklaas
- Wegwijs Piet: Welcomes you to the event
- Professor Piet: This Piet prepared a presentation for you on the tradition of Sinterklaas and Zwarte Pieten
- Arts and Crafts Piet: In charge of the workshop for creating your own Pieten hat
- Music Piet: Karaoke and general Sinterklaas songs during the event
Brief information about this Dutch tradition:
Sinterklaas (or Sint Nicolaas) is celebrated annually with the giving of gifts on 5 December (pakjesavond), the night before Saint Nicholas Day in the Northern Netherlands and on the morning of 6 December, Saint Nicholas Day itself, in the (Roman Catholic) southern provinces, Belgium, Luxembourg and Northern France (French Flanders, Lorraine and Artois). He is also well known in territories of the former Dutch Empire, including Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and Suriname.
He is the primary source of the popular Christmas icon of "Santa Claus".
For more information on this Dutch tradition and to experience this unique celebration, make sure to be there at the event .
See you there!
- Everyone is invited.