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  2. St. Nicholas Day, feast day (December 6) of St. Nicholas, the 4th-century bishop of Myra. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of Russia and Greece, of a number of cities, and of sailors and children, among many other groups, and was noted for his generosity. Some countries celebrate St. Nicholas Day on December 5. History St. Nicholas St. Nicholas

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  3. Saint Nicholas Day, also called the Feast of Saint Nicholas, observed on 5 December or on 6 December in Western Christian countries, and on 19 December in Eastern Christian countries using the old church Calendar, is the feast day of Saint Nicholas of Myra; it falls within the season of Advent. [3]

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  4. St Nicholas' Day is an observance of European origin that is celebrated in some American communities on December 6. Is St Nicholas Day a Public Holiday? St Nicholas Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours. Gifts and treats for children on St Nicholas' Day. © Ristovski Celebrate St Nicholas' Day

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  5. May 24, 2023 · At the beginning of the Advent season is St. Nicholas Day (December 6—or December 19 on the Julian calendar). St. Nicholas was a bishop who was known for his good deeds, especially for the needy and children. He often gave generously and anonymously (without anyone knowing the gifts were from him).

  6. St. Nicholas Day, or Feast of St. Nicholas, is December 6 and marks the anniversary of the death of the third-century Catholic saint who inspired the modern versions of Santa Claus. Not to be confused with Christmas, St. Nicholas Day is also rooted in a tradition of giving, stemming from the saint’s legendary generosity.

  7. Dec 6, 2020 · St. Nicholas Day on December 6 celebrates of course carries some connection to Christmas and Santa Claus, but there is much more to this holiday and St. Nicholas than that. Although St. Nicholas partially inspired the Christmas and Santa Claus that we all know and love, St. Nicholas actually derives from a different kind of tale.

  8. Apr 2, 2014 · Saint Nicholas was born circa 280 in Patara, Lycia, an area that is part of present-day Turkey. He lost both of his parents as a young man and reportedly used his inheritance to help the poor and ...

  9. Dec 2, 2022 · St. Nicholas was named a saint by the church on Dec. 6, which is the same day he is believed to have died in 343 A.D., and the day is celebrated as a feast day. The Dec. 6 Feast of...

  10. Jun 21, 2022 · June 21, 2022 By: FaithGiant Saint Nicholas Day is a Christian festival with regard to Saint Nicholas’ reputation as a bringer of gifts. Santa Claus is popular among both children and adults alike. But what is known about the man behind the character? The original Father Christmas is St. Nicholas.

  11. Dec 6, 2020 · St. Nicholas Day is so popular in Belgium that the country’s health minister wrote a letter to citizens this year assuring them their beloved St. Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, is allowed to visit ...

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