Dutch Sinterklaas to Arrive in Bulgaria Saturday
The Dutch Sinterklaas (St.Nicholas) will be visiting the Dutch and Belgium Children in Bulgaria ahead of his official birthday as celebrated according to the tradition of the Lowlands.
St.Nicholas will be accompanied by 5 Zwarte Piets, the Dutch Embassy in Sofia says in a press release.
The arrival is scheduled for 10:30 am at the Best Western Expo Hotel on 149 Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in Sofia.
In order to promote this centuries old tradition also outside the capital city, a day later, on December 2nd, Sinterklaas will arrive by a ship in the Black Sea city of Burgas. At 10.30 am, accompanied by Zwarte Piet, Sinterklaas will arrive at the Burgas port where he will be welcomed by the Dutch Ambassador Karel van Kesteren and the Mayor of Burgas Dimitar Nikolov.
The arrival will be followed by a camera and screened in Galleria Mall Bourgas, where Sinterklaas will go to entertain the kids of Burgas. The program is said to include a puppet show, games and various surprises.