Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet

To be honest, I did not know about anything about Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet before coming to Belgium. Yet, when we got close to december, kids at the classes did more activities related to this tradition. Here, the other way of education took place which I was also learning from the kids.

They said to me that every year at the beginning of December they were celebrating it. They also visited Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet who gave them very delicious chocolate, cookies and present. The kids were very happy and enthusiastic to see them.

In the classes, we made more activities related to this tradition. Let me also briefly talk about some other activities that they were doing. They were wearing the clothes of Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet, drawings, colourings and songs related to this tradition. In some activities, we were dealing with them in Turkish and it was a good combination of doing something in the target culture (Flemish) in their mother tongue (Turkish).

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