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Who are the Black Pete supporters?

Article
Beau Swierstra
04/12/2020
14 minutes to read

Black Pete is part of the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition, but is seen as racist by many. Each year, Dutch nationalists are becoming more and more active aiming to keep Black Pete "as black as possible". Who are the people that defend Black Pete?

The exclusiveness of Oeteldonkers

Article
Pip Minkels
21/02/2020
16 minutes to read

Every year during Carnaval, the Dutch city of Den Bosch turns into 'Oeteldonk' and its inhabitants turn into 'Oeteldonkers'. This article deals with the characteristics that make someone an authentic Oeteldonker.

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Carnival: just another party?

Paper
Ruben Bastiaanse
04/03/2019
13 minutes to read

The future of carnival: is the traditional character and historical function of carnival at peril?