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For those that celebrate Saint Nicholas Day / St. Nick Day don’t forget to fill the children’s stocking or shoes full of candy, small toys or small gifts (I always got socks) Saturday night after they go to bed.
I never really knew the religious implications until I was an adult. I just knew he and Santa were not the same.
From wikipedia -
Saint Nicholas (Greek: ??γιος Νικ??λαος , Agios ["saint"] Nikolaos ["victory of the people"]) (270 -
The historical Saint Nicholas is remembered and revered among Catholic and Orthodox Christians. He is also honoured by various Anglican and Lutheran churches. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, and children, and students in
For his help to the poor, Nicholas is the patron saint of pawnbrokers; the three gold balls traditionally hung outside a pawnshop symbolize the three sacks of gold. People then began to suspect that he was behind a large number of other anonymous gifts to the poor, using the inheritance from his wealthy parents. After he died, people in the region continued to give to the poor anonymously, and such gifts were still often attributed to St. Nicholas.
A nearly identical story is attributed by Greek folklore to Basil of Caesarea. Basil's feast day on January 1 is considered the time of exchanging gifts in