Originally Posted by PennyThePenguin
seb, her avvy represents black peter! or zwaarte piet
"In the Netherlands and Flanders, Zwarte Piet (meaning Black Pete(r)) is a companion of Saint Nicholas (Dutch "Sinterklaas") whose yearly feast in the Netherlands is 5 December and 6 December in Flanders, when they distribute presents to all (good) children."
Sinterklaas and his Zwarte Pieten arrive in Holland about half november (as you might have noticed, the day that I uploaded the avatar). The days till 5 december they visit schools and you see them every where in the city. And at night, kids can put their shoe near the chimney and they get presents.
Santa Claus story is based on the Dutch Sinterklaas event