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:

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