Saint Nicholas

by Mikkal Noptek January. 22, 2014 2503 views

July 30 & August 03 & December 29, 2013

The tradition of Saint Nicholas' Day, on 6 December (19 December in most Orthodox countries), is a festival for children in many countries in Europe related to surviving legends of Saint Nicholas, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts. The American Santa Claus, as well as the British Father Christmas, derive from these legends. “Santa Claus” is itself derived in part from the Dutch Sinterklaas.
Saint Nicholas of Myra, Bishop - Third/Fourth Centuries
Myra was a port city in Lycia (now part of Turkey). The saint is also known as Nicholas of Bari, because his relics were translated to that Italian city after Myra fell to the Turks.
Three episodes of Nicholas's life are popular in narrative images.
The first is his gift of three bags of gold to the three daughters of an impoverished nobleman.
The second is his stilling of a storm at sea.
And the third is his rescue of three youngsters whom a butcher had cut up and pickled during a famine.

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Agnes Felber 7 years, 4 months ago

He rescued some pickled kids? I never knew about that!

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Honeybee 7 years, 4 months ago

Great post with wonderful story line. Thanks for this!

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Finbarr 7 years, 4 months ago

interesting story !

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 4 months ago

Festival pour les enfants, oui !!
Merci pour le texte aussi.

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 7 years, 4 months ago

Wow quite a story.....................

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