Yesterday was Saint Nicholas
Day. A festival for children in
many European countries.
Our American version
Santa Claus, the Anglo-
Canadian and the
British Father Christmas
are derived from Saint
Santa is depicted as a short
round man who lives at the
North Pole with Mrs. Claus
and brings gifts to good boys
He is also known to have
elves helping him with "THE
"LIST" plus a sleigh with reindeer.
"Santa Claus" is also derived from
In the beginning Father Christmas
was not known to pass out gifts
but as times have changed it is
said that he too is a gift giver.
This is a small bit of information
on Santa and the story behind him.
As always the net is full of fun info
on the Jolly Elf. Start a new tradition
with your family and find out more
about Santa, Father Christmas, and
If you missed the fun we had on
our anniversary---checkout the
previous post. :)
~Keep on Dreaming~
My husband was born in eastern Europe and grew up getting gifts on St. Nicholas day. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were for religious celebrations. On Christmas Eve the Christmas angels came and secretly and magically decorated the tree while the family was at dinner. Dinner was served when the Christmas Star showed up in the sky. It was the children's job to watch for it. Such a nice tradition but one we haven't followed.ReplyDelete
i did not know most of this....ReplyDelete
I always enjoy learning more about the legend gift giver.ReplyDelete
You have a beautiful day sweetie!!!
Hey Melinda! Thanks for the little History lesson. I always love learning new things about my favorite holiday~ReplyDelete
When my kids were little, we used to celebrate St. Nicholas day. They would leave their shoes out the night before for St. Nicholas to fill. The only problem was, I never remembered, until I saw the shoes out and they'd gone to bed. Made for some creative "presents".ReplyDelete