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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
St Martens Eve
Tonight is St Martens Eve, that mainly means that kids with Chinese laterns go past the doors and collect candy. My closest city celebrates Saint Marten quite big, because it is the protection Saint of the city. I believe it is also the protection Saint of The Netherlands.
The celebration is experiencing a come back but is not really a religious event.
A kids song:
Hier woont een rijk man, Here lives a wealty man Die ons vast wat geven kan, Whom could gives us something, he can Geef een appel of een peer, Give an apple or a pear We komen 't hele jaar niet meer. We will not come until next year
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.