This morning I made a paper garland for Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas is a traditional winter holiday figure still celebrated today in the Netherlands. He is celebrated annually on Saint Nicholas eve, 5 December.
Sinterklaas is an elderly, stately and serious man with white hair and a long, full beard. He wears a long red cape or chasuble over a traditional white bishop's alb and sometimes red stola, dons a red mitre, and holds a gold-coloured crosier, a long ceremonial shepherd's staff with a fancy curled top. He carries a big book that tells whether each individual child has been good or naughty in the past year. He traditionally rides a white gray. Although he is usually referred to as Sinterklaas he is also known as Goedheiligman or simply Sint.