Trick Or Treat

Although we do not celebrate trick or treat in the same way as in the US or UK, in the Netherlands we also walk down the streets asking for sweets. Supposedly there is no connection between the trick-or-treat and here it is a celebration of Sint(= saint) Maarten, in origin a religious tradition.

For many (older kids) in the Netherlands it is just a reason to gather a year-load of sweets (or fruit for the more nature minded amongst us). For the little ones it's an adventure to walk in the evening with their lanterns, bring some light in the dark months and sing funny songs. Tonight I will be opening the door many times, assuming they dare ring our doorbell...

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