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December 06, 2011

St. Nicholas Day.

Today is St. Nicholas Day (the 6th day of December). In this part (South) of Germany, Sankt Nikolaus still comes as a bishop with flowing beard and a bishop's miter and staff (In Catholic Churches). Houses are thoroughly cleaned and children clean and polish their shoes or boots in preparation for the saint's visit. On the evening before St. Nicholas Day, children put letters to the good saint along with carrots or other food for his white horse or donkey on a plate or in their shoes. These are left outside, under the bed, beside a radiator, or on a windowsill in hopes of finding goodies from St. Nicholas the next morning. During the night Sankt Nikolaus goes from house to house carrying a book in which all the children's deeds are written. If they have been good, he fills their plate, shoe or boot with delicious fruits, nuts and candies. If not, they may find potatoes, coal, or twigs.
Get more information about St. Nicholas here

Here are what we  St. Nicholas gave the kids: 




How do you celebrate your St. Nicholas day?

5 comments:

Nancy said...

I like that tradition. We had sme Dutch friends who invited us to a Saint Nicholas Party one and the kids sat in a giant wooden shoe! The loved it.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I posted about San Nicola in Italy today. :)

May said...

My kids came back with socks full of chocolates.They had a great day because they still talk about what happened in kindergarten. I'm very happy about that. Good to hear that your kids had fun too. *What next*

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Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Great tradition. The cookies look so cute.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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