What is a traditional Dutch Christmas dinner?
Stamppot. Although this dish is eaten all year round in the Netherlands, during the colder months stammpot becomes the staple meal of many Dutch households.
What do kids usually hang up at Christmas?
A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Saint Nicholas Day or Christmas Eve so that Saint Nicholas (or the related figures of Santa Claus and Father Christmas) can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins or other small gifts when he arrives.
Are stockings from Santa or parents?
2. Though Santa can bring all the presents. “Presents are from Mummy and Daddy and stockings are from Father Christmas – but he brings everything,” Rebecca C in our MadeForMums Facebook community tells us.
What do Dutch children use instead of a Christmas stocking?
Rather than hanging stockings, well-behaved Dutch children leave wooden shoes out for Sinterklaas to fill. They often leave carrots, hay, or sugar cubes for Sinterklaas’ horse along with a poem or letter for him.
Why the Dutch have two Christmas days?
Many people in the Netherlands observe the second day of Christmas, which falls on December 26. It is a continuation of the Christmas holiday or a chance to spend time outdoors or with family or friends. It is also Saint Stephen’s Day.
What country puts shoes out for Christmas?
Each year, something peculiar happens on the eve of December 5: Children across Germany each leave a single boot outside their doorsteps, which is then magically filled overnight with chocolate and sweets.