Nikolaus

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Germany

Each year on December 6, Germans remember the death of Nicholas of Myra (now the Anatolia region of modern Turkey), who died on that day in 346. He was a Greek Christian bishop known for miracles and giving gifts secretly, and is now the patron saint of little children, sailors, merchants and students. Known as Nicholas the Wonderworker for his miracles, he is also identified with Santa Claus. Beliefs and traditions about Nikolaus were probably combined with German mythology, particularly regarding stories about the bearded pagan god Odin, who also had a beard and a bag to capture naughty children.

Children have to set their shoes out on the night of December 5th. The custom began because the historical St. Nicholas had a reputation for leaving secret gifts, such as coins, in people’s shoes overnight. Kids traditionally put out their boots, though shoes or stockings suffice, too.

And the boots have to be polished first! Dirty boots are unacceptable. Children polish their boots to show they have been good. They usually place just one boot outside their door so they don’t appear too greedy, though.

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Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2019
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Freitag, 15. Februar 2019
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Samstag, 16. Februar 2019
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Sonntag, 17. Februar 2019
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Montag, 18. Februar 2019
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Dienstag, 19. Februar 2019
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Mittwoch, 20. Februar 2019
12:07 | U.S. Holiday
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