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Saint Nicholas Feast: An insight into the celebration

Saint Nicholas day is also known as the Feast of Saint Nicholas, observed on the 5th of December or on the 6th of December in Western Christian countries and on the 19th of December in Eastern Christian countries using the old church calendar. The feast day of Saint Nicholas of Myra falls within the Advent season. One can find all the related information on

How is Saint Nicholas celebrated around the world?

Saint Nicholas Day is celebrated as a Christian festival with particular regard to Saint Nicholas’ reputation as a bringer of gifts, as well as through the attendance of church services.

In countries like Germany and Poland, the boys traditionally dressed as Bishops and begged for alms for the poor. In Poland and Ukraine, children wait for Saint Nicholas to come and put a present under their pillows, provided the children are good during the year. Children misbehaving may expect to find a twig or a piece of coal under their pillows. Dutch children used to put a shoe filled with hay and carrot in the Netherlands for Saint Nicholas horse. On this day, gifts are tagged with personal, humorous rhymes written by the sender. In the US, one custom associated with this day is that children leave their shoes in the foyer of Saint Nicholas Eve in the hope that Saint Nicholas will put some coins on the soles.

St. Nick’s Christmas and Collection Services-

St. Nick’s was established in 1976 to provide the best Christmas gifts and collections on Saint Nicholas Feast every year.

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