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    We have Sint Nicolaas. He lives in Spain and arrives a couple of weeks before december 5th on a steamboat. He rides a white horse over the roof tops. We put our shoes next to the chimney between the the time he arrives and december 5th. We leave water and carrots for the horse and sometimes we get little presents in our shoes.

    December 5th is package evening. People who have kids have a Sint Nicolaas drop by to bring the gifts, or there is suddenly a very loud bang on the door, and when you open the door you'll find the gifts in sacks or stacked in front of the door.

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