The end of Zwarte Piet? No more Black Pete for Sinterklaas’ arrival in Apeldoorn

...only subtle ‘soot Pete’s’ will be present


In 2018, the NTR [the independent Dutch public service broadcaster] announced that no original – totally black – Pieten would be allowed. Despite this, people still turned up wearing black paint on their faces. This sparked confusion and has people wondering whether people will disobey orders this year as well? A spokesperson for the NTR has said “Not this year anymore. The step we have now taken is the result of a gradual development that took a few years”, RTL reports.

apparently above ok for 2019
below no longer ok

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