|The many Zwarte Piet helpers on the Sinterklaas boat|
|The crowd waiting for Sinterklass to arrive. And yes the tower in the background is leaning by about three feet...|
|The annual Sinterklaas speech for the town|
I understand a little. In New Zealand we have our own strange Christmas tradition. Every year, in 30 degree summer heat, we take an old man, dress him in a red wool suit and fake beard and make him stand outside in the sun. Other people would call it cruelty, we call it The Season Of Goodwill.