But few of them have anything to do with the real Saint Nicholas (Sankt Nikolaus or . But there's no Santa Claus coming down the chimney (and no chimney!).
St. Nicholas (also spelled Nikolas and Nikolaus) is the Patron Saint of Children, and his Feast day is celebrated on December 6th. The German.
Saint Nicholas Day, observed on December 5/6 in Western Christian countries and December In Europe, especially in "Germany and Poland, boys would dress as bishops begging alms for the poor." In Ukraine, children wait for St. Nicholas to come and to put a present under their pillows provided that the children were.
St. Nicholas of Myra is a popular Christian Saint among children across Europe because of his reputation 6DecGermanyFri, Dec 6, Add to calendar .
They awaken the next morning to find their shoes stuffed with small gifts and goodies, left by St. Nicholas. Where does the tradition come from?.
The story of St. Nicholas, the bishop of Myra in Minor Asia, who died on This is the favorite holiday of all children – it's a gift-giving day.
St. Nicholas is the patron saint in the Mosel who protects the river people from In some parts of Germany Nikolaus has come to look more like Santa and.