Monday, 6 December 2010

It's St. Nicholas' Day

Here in Croatia we celebrate St. Nicholas' Day. Last evening we shined our boots and put them at/by the window. This morning the presents were awaiting! Mine had a pretty good stuff: scarf, warm socks and some candy - all the appropriate things for this year's cold winter.

If you aren't familiar with St. Nicholas here's a little bit about him from Wiki:
" Saint Nicholas (270–6 December 346) is the canonical and most popular name for Nikolaos of Myra, a saint and Greek Bishop of Myra (Demre, in Lycia, part of modern-day Turkey). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus, whose English name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas."

He's a patron saint of travelers and unmarried girls :) as well as children. I wrote about him and our customs last year in one of my posts - if you are interested you can read it here.
(picture borrowed from here )

I hope St. Nicholas brings you a great beginning of the week.


  1. Happy St Nicholas Day :D We celebrate our independence Day over here

  2. Happy St. Nicholas Day my dear sweet sister of a thousand miles!!!!!!! I miss you and I hope you are having some awesome days!!! I think of you!!!! Hugs!!

  3. Thank you Blodeuedd!!! Happy Independence Day to you!

  4. Hey Cecile! I'm really buried under the work, but everything is OK. Thanks for visiting my blog, although I don't return the favour :( You are the best friend!