Sinterklaas’ and Christmas are 2 seperate things. Technically, in the Netherlands Christmas Christmas celebrations around the world celebrated 25th and 26th december. It’s just that we only celebrate the religious things, and the beging with family and eating a lot. Oh, and he doesn’t leave candy and nuts.
The most popular sinterklaas-candy are things that roughly translate to peppernuts, but they aren’t nuts. Makes me doubt the details of the other countries, but other then that it’s a good atricle and I enjoyed reading it. This must’ve taken some time to make, but it’s not very accurate. As Eefje mentioned in the Netherlands Christmas is celebrated on 25th and 26th december.
Also I have never heard of the Caganer tradition in Italy. Also the dutch Vrolijk kerstfeest en een gelukkig nieuwjaar translates to Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In Iceland there are 13 santas, and every one of them is an asshole, All they do is steal and fuck with the people in iceland. In response to what Icelander said, the santas aren’t like that anymore, that’s what they used to be like. A few corrections: In Cantonese, Merry Christmas is Sing dan fai lok. Tchestita koleda is Bulgarian, not Brazilian. The one about the Netherlands isn’t totally correct, Sinterklaas is celebrated on December 5th, not 6th.