Saint Nicholas Day

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Saint Nicholas Day, observed on December 5/6 in Western Christian countries and December 19 in Eastern Christian countries, is the feast day of Saint Nicholas.wikipedia
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"Santa Claus" is itself derived in part from the Dutch Sinterklaas, the saint's name in that language.
The feast of Sinterklaas celebrates the name day of Saint Nicholas on 6 December.


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However the gift giving associated with these descendant figures is associated with Christmas Day rather than Saint Nicholas Day itself.
It is worth noting that across all of Poland, St Nicholas is the gift giver on the Saint Nicholas Day on December 6.


The Christmas gift-bringer is not Samichlaus, but the Christchindli.
Promulgated by Martin Luther at the Protestant Reformation in 16th–17th-century Europe, many Protestants adopted this gift bringer, the Christ Child or Christkindl, and the date of giving gifts changed from December 6 to Christmas Eve.

Saint Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas Day, observed on December 5/6 in Western Christian countries and December 19 in Eastern Christian countries, is the feast day of Saint Nicholas.
Nicholas had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, a practice celebrated on his feast day, 6 December.


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St. Nicholas ("San Nicolás") is the patron of the University of Valladolid, one of the medieval universities of Spain, and Alicante city.
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Christmas stocking

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A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Saint Nicholas Day or Christmas Eve so that Saint Nicholas (or the related figures of Santa Claus and Father Christmas) can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins or other small gifts when he arrives.

Christmas traditions

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Along with Easter, Christmas is one of the most important periods on the Christian calendar, and is often closely connected to other holidays at this time of year, such as Advent, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, St Nicholas Day, St. Stephen's Day, New Year's, and the Feast of the Epiphany.

Saint Nicholas (disambiguation)

Saint Nicholas Day, the feast day in honor of the 4th-century saint

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A candy cane is a cane-shaped stick candy often associated with Christmastide, as well as Saint Nicholas Day.

Christmas Eve

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Legendary Christmas gift-bearing figures including Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Christkind, and Saint Nicholas are also often said to depart for their annual journey to deliver presents to children around the world on Christmas Eve, although until the Protestant introduction of Christkind in 16th-century Europe, such figures were said to instead deliver presents on the eve of Saint Nicholas' feast day (6 December).

Christmas in Poland

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The Day of Saint Nicholas on 6 December is the unofficial beginning of the festive season in Poland.

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An inventory of the church’s possessions taken at the time of the Protestant Reformation includes vestments for children, suggesting that the church maintained the tradition of electing a boy bishop on Saint Nicholas Day.


Feast of Saint Nicholas (people give each other gifts, often supposedly receiving them from Saint Nicholas).

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According to Marko Miljanov their slava was Saint Nicholas Day.


Some of these holidays include Christmas, Easter, Saint Nicholas Day, and Three Kings Day.


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St Nicholas Day (Western Christianity)

Chocolate coin

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The gift of chocolate coins to children is a Christmas tradition in parts of Europe, and may also occur on Saint Nicholas' Day.

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Smith sees Tabitha at a Saint Nicholas Night celebration on 6 December, where she still seems hostile towards him.

Christmas gift

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Around the year 336 AD the date of December 25 appears to have become established as the day of Jesus's birth, and the tradition of gift-giving was tied to the story of the Biblical Magi giving gifts to baby Jesus; together with another story, that of Saint Nicholas, a fourth-century Christian bishop and gift-giver, it slowly became a part of Christmas celebrations in countries such as the United Kingdom; in other Christian countries, the practice of gift-giving occurs early in Advent, on Saint Nicholas Day.


Saint Nicholas church: The foundation block of the Catholic church was laid on Saint Nicholas Day in 1956 and consecrated on Ascension Day in 1957. The church has a closed building used during the winter (winter church) and a thatching roofed building used in the summer season (summer church). The winter church has seats for 50 people and the summer church can receive up to 300 people. The constructor of the church was the architect Heinrich Feldwisch-Drentrup from Osnabrück, the glass windows were created by Margarete Franke.

Basilica di San Nicola

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December 6 is Saint Nicholas Day, the main feast day of Saint Nicholas.