St. Nicholas and his helper ‘Black Peet’, a Dutch tradition on the 5th of December; 1948.
Black Peter is black from soot, whereas black face as Americans know it is an offensive characterization of African-Americans. So I wouldn’t say it’s black face per se although it certainly appears that way if you don’t know the tradition.
This is THE day when you’re a Dutch or Belgian child between the ages of 1 to 10 . Sinterklaas is a day solely for kids to enjoy.
This entry was posted on December 5, 2014 by Miep. It was filed under History, Human History, Images of History, Photography, Stunt Queens, Weird and was tagged with Belgian, Black Peet, Christmas, December, Dutch, Dutch tradition, Holiday, Sinterklaas, St. Nicholas.
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