Significance, Feast day of Saint Nicholas. Celebrations, placing shoes in the
foyer before bedtime. Observances, Attending mass or service. Date, 6
December (Western Christianity); 19 December (East...
The anniversary of his death became a day of celebration, St. Nicholas Day,
December 6th (December 19 on the Julian Calendar). .... The Origin of Santa
It's not celebrated much in the U.S. -- although there has been some awareness
of the holiday in Wisconsin -- but in Northern Europe St. Nicholas Day is a big ...
The Story of St. Nicholas and how he became the traditional Santa Claus and ...
sum of money paid to the bridegroom by the brides parents on the wedding day.
December 6 marks Saint Nicholas Day, and I thought I'd mark the beginning of
the Christmas season by telling the story of Santa Claus's namesake. But before I
Born in Patara, a land that is part of present-day Turkey, circa 280, St. Nicholas
was a Christian bishop who helped the needy. After his death, the legend of his ...
St. Nicholas Day is a popular occasion for children in many parts of Europe
because children usually receive gifts on this day. Some European cities such as
The feast of St. Nicholas, bishop, falls on December 6, at the beginning of Advent.
This day brings much celebrating, especially in Eastern Europe and ... All this is
done in fun; Krampus' main purpose is remind the children to be good.
Nowadays, St. Nicholas Day (der Nikolaustag) on Dec. .... review just a sampling
of the various regional variations, most of them pagan and Germanic in origin.
Dutch children leave carrots and hay in their shoes for St. Nick's horse, hoping it
will be exchanged for gifts. Simple gift-giving on St. Nicholas Day helps to ...