06 December 2011
Happy St. Nicholas Day
Depending on where you live, St. Nicholas comes on a horse or with a donkey, and with a companion. In Holland, this is Black Peter, his Moorish assistant; in other countries it might be Krampus or Pelznichol.
Here are some news stories about St. Nicholas Day:
Europeans celebrate St. Nicholas Day Activities
Around the World With Kris Kringle
Memories of St. Nicholas Day
Kicking Off the Christmas Season
The Real Santa Claus is a "Frame of Mind"
Here's a colorful page about how to Celebrate St. Nicholas Day
Not to mention Lou Monte's song "Santa Nicola," which isn't much about wooden shoes and candy. :-)
And finally a great St. Nicholas magazine cover: