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chocolate letters, typical Sinterklaas tradition- Oma and Opa would bring me a "J" at Christmas

chocolate letters, typical Sinterklaas tradition- Oma and Opa would bring me a "J" at Christmas

Man, I wonder if all these guys dressing up as the Krampus have something to do with the Furry fandom. Then again, why haven't I heard of this tradition from The Sound of Music?

Man, I wonder if all these guys dressing up as the Krampus have something to do with the Furry fandom. Then again, why haven't I heard of this tradition from The Sound of Music?

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day - December 6th. A German family tradition brought to the United States. #Christmas #StNicholas #StNicholasDay #Traditions

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day - December 6th

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day - December 6th. A German family tradition brought to the United States. #Christmas #StNicholas #StNicholasDay #Traditions

St. Nicholas's books with the names of good boys and girls. Traditional Sinterklaas outfit, cute image!

St. Nicholas's books with the names of good boys and girls. Traditional Sinterklaas outfit, cute image!

The Dutch St.Nicholas on his white horse, accompanied by his little sidekick, Black Peter.

St. Nicholas and Zwarte Piet by Rie Cramer Christmas Modern Postcard

**picture links to article** Though I love reading about traditions from other cultures, this one IS a little troubling...But then again, as an american, I imagine blackface has a different connotation to me than it does to the Dutch. truly interesting nonetheless.

Why Do Dutch People Put on Blackface To Celebrate Christmastime?

**picture links to article** Though I love reading about traditions from other cultures, this one IS a little troubling...But then again, as an american, I imagine blackface has a different connotation to me than it does to the Dutch. truly interesting nonetheless.