Dutch kids meet St Nicholas at drive-in holiday event amid Covid-19 social-distancing rules

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Dutch kids meet St Nicholas at drive-in holiday event amid Covid-19 social-distancing rules” – below is their description.

    Covid-19 has changed the face of the holidays in the Netherlands, where Dutch children this year must wait in cars for a socially-distanced meeting with Sinterklaas. The legendary figure based on St Nicholas, the patron saint of children and an inspiration for Santa Claus. In Dutch holiday lore, Sinterklaas is said to travel to the Netherlands with his helpers to give out presents to children who cheer and sing songs to welcome his arrival on a steamship. But in 2020, restrictions to control the pandemic limit the size of celebrations, with all public events banned and group meetings kept to no more than four people. Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.com

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