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Offline draken35

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Santa Claus
« on: October 30, 2013, 07:03:39 PM »
Here is a little figure from RetrokiT, that I own since a long time. I have painted Santa with acrylic paints.

Hope you like him...

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Re: Santa Claus
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 09:57:52 PM »
Santa Claus is in fact an American re-worked version of our Dutch Sint Nicolaas.
In our country he gives presents to little kids on 5 December aided by 'Zwarte Piet' (Black Peter).
At the moment there is a big political uproar from a very small minority who want to have this celebration removed from Dutch folklore because 'it is discriminating to black people'.
Really weird!!!

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Re: Santa Claus
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 09:58:53 AM »
Hahaha- great idea :) Nico is right, it was of Dutch origin and in 1952 it was recreated for the Coca Cola company. The face used for illustration was one retired sales man.

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Re: Santa Claus
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 04:41:17 PM »
And yes, there is big political uproar actually with Zwarte Piet. In Belgium it's also Sint Niklaas (in French: Saint Nicolas; Zwarte Piet being Père Fouettard).
Politicians have nothing intelligent to do but to attack traditions...