Ceremonial Speech SPS: To praise Saint Nicholas. CIS: We all know who Santa Claus is and Saint Nicholas the man responsible for all the wonderful things we know him for such as: selflessness, unsurpassed generosity, popularity we can all learn and apply his wonderful deeds to our own lives. Introduction: I. I know that all of you have heard of Santa Claus but how many of you actually know the history behind him? Saint Nicholas was the wonderful man that the legend of Santa Claus derived from.
typically have the day off from work (“National Holidays”, n.d.). Sinterklaas is an interesting holiday. Sinterklaas is Saint Nicholas. Somewhat different than the traditional Santa Claus of the North American variety, he arrives in the Netherlands via steamboat! He has gifts on the boat, and helpers too. Though the helpers are not of the elf variety, they are known as Black Pete, and are companions to Saint Nicholas. Sinterklaas dresses in red and wears a headdress. He travels through the land
German, French and English. The Netherlands is on the continent of Europe. On January 30, 1648 was founded in Fort Orange by the Dutch West India Company. Sinterklaas and Black Peter ( is the Netherlands Santa and his helper) , the holiday itself is celebrated on the December 5 when gifts are exchanged. Children sing songs to Sinterklaas at the top of their lungs until they hear a knock on the door. If they have been good, they will find a bag filled with gifts just outside the door.They go door
acquire these figures from the English and the Dutch. Although this man is not the same as the modern Santa Claus, it is evident that these are his origins. “When the Dutch lost control of New Amsterdam to the English in the seventeenth century, Sinterklaas gradually became anglicized into Santa Claus and acquired some of the features of the English Father Christmas” (Myers 321). Santa Claus is a character that has been changed and modified throughout hi... ... middle of paper ... ...was no going
orange and party the night before (Kings Night) and during the day. This is a joyful and festive event. Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) is celebrated annually on May 5th. That day marks the end of the occupation by Germany during World War II. Sinterklaas, also known as Saint Nicholas Day, is on the 5th of December. It is like Christmas Day for France. The gifts are offered this day and not on the 25th. Social Rituals Fun facts about the Netherlands The highest point in Holland is called "mountain"
saint of Russia and Greece. After the Reformation, Nicholas' disappeared in all the Protestant countries of Europe except Holland, where his legend persisted as Sinterklaas (a Dutch name for Saint Nicholas). Dutch colonists took this tradition with them to New Amsterdam (now New York City) in the American colonies in the 17th century. Sinterklaas was adopted by the country's English-speaking majority under the name Santa Claus, and his legend of a kindly old man was united with old Nordic folktales of
“Dag! Onthaal aan Nederland.” That’s Dutch for, “Good day! Welcome to the Netherlands.” You can learn lots of other cool facts about the Netherlands in this report, like art, history, and even the winter Olympics! I hope you enjoy the paper and that you learn some stuff you didn’t know. You are guaranteed to have a super-fantastic time reading! Let’s talk about the Dutch first. The most notable characteristics of the Dutch are their love for moderation and their respect for their laws. The Netherlands
Entry# 1 Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of just about everything. He is the national saint of Russia and Greece and churches named after him number in the thousands - more than 400 in Great Britain alone. He is the patron saint of judges, murderers, pawnbrokers, thieves, merchants, paupers, scholars, sailors, bakers, travelers, maidens and poor children. Saint Nicholas was born in the Middle East about 350 miles northwest of Bethlehem in the fourth century. Perhaps the most famous story of all
The True Meaning of Christmas The birth of Christ Since about 400 AD, Christians have celebrated the birth of Jesus. 'Christ' means 'Messiah' or 'Anointed One' - the title given to Jesus - and 'Mass' was a religious festival. In the West today, the real meaning of Christmas is often forgotten. It has become a non-religious holiday! More children believe in Father Christmas than in Jesus. Christmas Day is a time for eating and drinking too much and watching television. But the real
Throughout history, countless traditions have been created to celebrate several holidays. Many of those who celebrate the holiday traditions are unaware of their origins, but naturally accept them as cultural customs. To be specific, the popular Christian holiday, Christmas, has influenced many traditions including the stories of Santa Claus, the exchanging of gifts, the placement of trees in homes, and the decoration of glowing lights. While many traditions are celebrated during the Christmas season