Over in several European countries there is the celebration of St. Nicholas Eve. With connections to Saint Nick, Sinterklaas is celebrated tonight over in the: Netherlands, Belgium, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Along with his companion Zwarte Piet, Sinterklaas rides into town on a white horse with his book. There is much to be celebrated on this eve with over in Europe, mainly the Netherlands. On this day, the celebration of gift giving happens on December 5th, the day before Saint Nicholas Day.