I'm always fascinated by other countries' traditions, and a couple of years ago I asked some blogger friends to write about how their home country celebrated the Christmas period. My friend Gerdien wrote all about the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas (which is normally celebrated on 5 December). Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) visits Dutch homes each year with the help of Zwarte Piet. The blog post is still one of the most visited on my site, I guess a lot of people are intrigued to find out more about the antics of Sint and Zwarte Piet who takes all the bad children back to Spain in his sack! You can read the entry here.