Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

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

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.

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