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Black and Soot Peters in Kortrijk next year

The deployment of Black Peters during St Nicholas’s entry to Kortrijk ruffled feathers due to the racist undertones.  Next year both Black and Soot Peters will assist the Saint on his arrival from Spain.  The local council hopes this compromise will pacify the aggrieved.

A Soot Peter has a natural face embellished with streaks of soot - the result of the journey down the chimney!

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