Merry Christmas in Dutch-Christmas is a beautiful and joyous festival waited for by millions of people, both Christians and non-Christians throughout the world. The festival is of one day, but the preparations take up a lot of time and thus the preparations must be started weeks before the actual date. There is always a lot to do, like preparing a list of gifts that you want Santa to bring for you. The gifts obviously have to be well chosen since you don’t want to waste the opportunity.
The next important thing is to clean the house and decorate it. Once all this is done, the focus is shifted to the feast. Usually, on Christmas Eve, a feast is prepared where friends and families are invited. The feast varies from region to region depending on the taste of the people and a dessert is always a must.
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Merry Christmas is “Zalig Kerstfeest” in dutch. Christmas is celebrated on the 6th December. It is believed that Sinterklaas(St. Nicholas) brings children their gifts on 5th December. It is believed that Sinterklaas travels with his servants called Zwarte Pieten.
The local church bells ring when Sinterklass comes ashore with his servants. The children believe that Zwarte Pieten keeps a record of everything that the children do in a big book and while the good children will get presents from Sinterklaas, bad children will be put in a sack. On the evening of the 5th, children leave a shot out by the fireplace and sing various Sinterklaas songs with the hope that he will come at night with presents for them.
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While some places may focus on the celebrations part, in other places the religious feeling may be more important that celebrations. In other places, Santa Claus and his gifts are the centre of attention. While the name may be different in different places, it means the same for children all over the world, and all of them are excited just the same. The same is with the festival as a whole. While the traditions may differ, the sentiments and spirit remain the same.