Zwarte Piet And The Dutch Holiday Tradition Of Blackface
The Dutch version of Santa Claus is traditionally accompanied by Zwarte Piet, or "Black Pete," a controversial helper in blackface.By Jake Godin | December 23, 2014
Every year during the first week of December, the Dutch celebrate their own unique version of Christmas.
Who many know as Santa Claus, the Dutch call Sinterklaas.
Where Santa comes from the North Pole on a flying sled, his Dutch counterpart arrives from Spain in a steamboat.