Red Holland biscuits. A Christmas tradition in the Wimpee home... 4 cups self-rising flour. 1 stock butter - melted. 2 cups buttermilk. Stir until moist ~ don't squeeze! Dip hands in butter & roll lightly into form. Dip ball in butter & lay in pan. Bake @ 450 x 20 minutes. Best served with butter & Sorghum syrup.
Christmas is celebrated over two days in the Netherlands, i.e. 'Eerste Kerstdag' (First Christmas Day) on December 25 and 'Tweede Kerstdag' (Second Christmas Day) on December 26, both of which are public holidays. Christmas in Holland is not centered on Santa Claus, crazy commercialism and gift-giving, but on the family and the ambiance of the holiday.
A small book about Christmas in the Netherlands. With some specific traditions and customs celebrated in Holland A page at the end for children to write or draw about what they know or learned about Christmas traditions. Pages are black and white for coloring and there are two pages to one sheet to make it easier to copy and put together.
Dutch children in Holland, or the Netherlands, anxiously look forward to St. Nicholas Day on December 6. They eagerly await the arrival of Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas is a kindly bishop. He wears red robes and a tall, pointed mitre on his head.