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'Zwarte Piet,' an outdated Dutch tradition

Lucia Schulten | Marta Silvia Vigano
November 27, 2023

Traditionally, "Black Piet" has accompanied St. Nicholas in the run-up to Christmas, handing out sweets in blackface and a curly wig. Nowadays, many see this figure as symbolizing a racist and colonialist mentality.

DW Mitarbeiterin Lucia Schulten
Lucia Schulten Brussels Correspondent