St. Nicholas Day is being celebrated today!

St. Nicholas Day is being celebrated today!

San Francisco : CA : USA | Dec 06, 2010 at 9:33 AM PST
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The Story Behind Santa Claus

St. Nicholas Day is being celebrated today in many countries around the world. The holiday season all around the world is marked by St Nicholas Day. St Nicholas day has been popular for centuries in Christian countries, specifically Northern Europe.

The holiday is also a reminder that St. Nicolas is actually known as the jolly Santa Claus. Saint Nicholas was renowned for his great kindness and his generous aid to those in distress. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and fever, as it marks the beginning of the holiday season and people wait for it all year round.

Among the kind and miraculous acts attributed to him are saving three young girls from prostitution by secretly providing them with dowries, raising three murdered boys from the dead, and saving sailors caught in stormy seas.

Traditional celebrations for St. Nicholas include gifts left in children's shoes, from which American Christmas stockings developed.

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Saint Nicholas is said to be born in Turkey
Saint Nicholas is said to be born in Turkey
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