mercredi 20 novembre 2013

Patty's column about Sinterklaas

Patty Brard's latest column in Weekend Magazine deals with the controversy about the arrival of "Sinterklaas" (St. Nicholas) in Groningen on November 16th. This event was spoilt by a strange debate. Recently, there has been in the Netherlands intense discussions about the character of Zwarte Piet, Sinterklaas’ helpers who are played by white people in black-face make-up. Some critics consider "Zwart Piet" (Black Pete) a racist tradition. 

Click here to read the column.

Source: Weekend

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