Cocoa processing plant ADM in Koog aan de Zaan near Amsterdam has been banned from holding its annual Sinterklaas party for employees’ children on company property, the Telegraaf reports on Wednesday.
The paper says ADM’s US head office has banned the celebrations because of fears that it could be accused of racism.
Sinterklaas is traditionally accompanied by white people with black-painted faces known as Zwarte Piet (Black Pete).
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