Where did it come from anyway? (what's the original thanks for?)
As I'm not at all familiar with this holiday ( I know the name, but that's about it....)
Around here we have a kickass holiday now!
Sinterklaas! - I won't bother explaining it, as it will sound racist if you're not embedded in our culture... but it's awesome, and a brilliant excuse to piss off your relatives and friends...
I believe the holiday is well documented by david sedaris.... takes a while, but it's good entertainment. (sinterklaas part starts at 4.25)
watch this stuff.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbJpRLhaSqs
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU1D1HKTDCY
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g17Pl7MFMco
Yes, this is how we celibrate our best holidays!