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The photo dates from 2008, was taken during a visit to Ghent

The text speaks today, but with corona a lot of rules have been imposed by the government.

All (good) children on post! Sinterklaas returns to Ghent on Sunday
The Saint returns to Ghent after two years.

GHENT - Sinterklaas has already made his appearance in Antwerp, but he is not forgetting the Ghent children either.
Anyone aged 10 or older must wear a mouth mask, and anyone aged 12 or older must also present a Covid Safe Ticket. The capacity in the zone is limited to 2,000 people, so it is important to arrive on time.
Sinterklaas welcomes you with a song, and from 3 p.m. all children can practice for a while. At half past three, Sinterklaas arrives and walks through the back of De Krook towards the Platteberg.
At 4.15 pm the exciting moment follows: then we find out whether all Ghent children have been good. Anyone who wants to meet or wave to Sinterklaas briefly from a safe distance can do so from 4.30 pm in the entrance of De Krook.
The holy man and his helpers say goodbye around 5.30 pm. After all, there is still a lot of work to be done before December 6.
If you can't wait until Sunday, you can already start making your own 'waving saint'. On the website of the City of Ghent you will find a printable template with which you can start tinkering.

I hope you like it.

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Canon EOS 5D
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6/12/2008 14:30:14
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