St. Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas Day
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sinterklaas arrives by boat with gifts for the island’s children. If you visit Curacao with your family during this time, you can also participate in the gift giving traditions of Saint Nicholas Day. While Sinterklaas is in Curacao, it is customary for children to leave their shoes near the chimney or at the front door at night to receive their gift. Current holiday tradition still holds that Sinterklaas and his helpers make a flight each night and drop candy and other small gifts down each chimney into the shoes.

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