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Sinterklaas
By Edition On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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‘Kick Out Black Pete’ also in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch organization Kick Out Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) wants to hold a demonstration in Curaçao during the arrival of Saint Nicholas. That will be on Saturday, November 17. The action group then More...

Sinterklaas
By Edition On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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Sinterklaas arrives on November 18

WILLEMSTAD - Sinterklaas will arrive in Curaçao on Saturday, November 18th. The good man brings 65 assistance in all the colors of the rainbow. This instead of the traditional black. The arrival is at mid-day in More...

Sinterklaas
By Edition On Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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Sinterklaas is finally here

WILLEMSTAD – After a long wait it was finally the time of the year again. Sinterklaas is here. With beating hearts the children of the island watched Sinterklaas arrive in the harbor last Saturday. Sinterklaas More...

Sinterklaas
By Edition On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Sinterklaas arrives on November 21 in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD – It’s that time of the year again. Curaçao is getting ready to receive the holy man, Sinterklaas (Saint Nicolas). Especially the children are excited. If they did behave during the year, they will More...

Black Pete
By Edition On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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And the war for Black Pete continues

WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE – The war between those who are in favor of the traditional Dutch Black Pete and those who are against it continues. A war that basically started last year is still fierce this year. Now More...

Sinterklaas
By Edition On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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Dutch holiday tradition, criticized as racist

WILLEMSTAD – Foreigners visiting the various countries in the Dutch Kingdom at the end of each year, are often surprised to see that the Dutch version of Santa Claus’ helpers have their faces painted black, More...