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St. Nicholas Day

Happy St. Nicholas Day !

St. Nicholas is the legendary 4th-century saint and Greek Bishop who inspired the figure of Santa Claus. Known for his generosity and gift-giving to children and those in need, such as leaving coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, St. Nicholas is honored and celebrated all around the world on the anniversary of his death on December 6, 343 AD.

St. Nicholas Day celebrations include the popular tradition of  leaving one’s shoes by the front door on the night of  December 5 to find them filled with small gifts and treats the next morning. Find more ways to celebrate here!

Learn more about St. Nicholas by clicking here.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, theultimateholidaysite.com, stnicholascenter.org, wikipedia.org
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