Thu June 29, 2017

St Nicholas Day


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Renaissance picture with gold inlays of St Nicholas

This year St Nicholas Day is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday December 6th, 2017. St Nicholas's Day is held on December 6th annually celebrating the feast day of St Nicholas

Celebration\ Observance

Christians celebrate this day by going to church or mass and with special attention to the giving of gifts including candy, cookies, and toys. St Nicholas Day is not a national federal holiday but rather an observance that celebrates church and gift giving.

History

This day falls on December 6th in Western Christian countries and December 19th in Eastern Christian countries. Santa Claus and Father Christmas all came about from Saint Nicholas, so Christmas would not exist if it were not for Saint Nicholas. St Nicholas was derived from a 4th century bishop called Nicholas of Myra who was known for gift giving.