Tuesday, December 6, 2011

St. Nicholas Day!

Many celebrate St. Nicholas Day on December 6th. Do you know who St. Nicholas was? He was a priest known for secret gift-giving, patron of children and sailors. I think (and many others) that our dear Santa was created based on the legends of Saint Nicholas.

If you would like to read more about St. Nick here a couple of links:
Do you know any stories or legends about St. Nick? Please share them with me!

So long my friends,


  1. Hmm... only thing I know about him is that song, "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas." :)

  2. Thank you for the links. We don't celebrate St. Nicholas day but it is an wonderful custom.

  3. Святитель Николай самый известный и любимый в мире святой.
    У нас его чтят и очень любят.
    Можно почитать тут
    и конечно тут

  4. when I was at college many moons ago ... my land lady made us all clean our wellies and have them lined up in the hall way on the 5th of December .... then when we woke up on the 6th they were full of little goodies left by St Nick :)it was the first time I had heard of it and thought the legend was lovely :)ps it was my wedding anniversary yesterday 23 years soooo that tells you how long ago ..lol love mouse xxxx

  5. I use to teach Religion for our Catholic Church, years ago and we would have the little ones put a shoe outside the door and they would get a little gift in their shoe on St. Nicholas Day. Unfortunately, we only taught them about as much information as you gave above but they loved it!!

  6. We celebrate Sinterklaas! I also believe Santa was created from Sinterklaas. Unfortunately (for the parents, that is), it nowadays means we have to give new toys on dec 6th and on Christmas.


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