To our customers, colleagues and visitors – we wish you a Happy St. Nicholas Day!
If you are not familiar with the tradition of St. Nicholas Day, here are 6 interesting facts
- The celebration of St. Nicholas Day on December 6th marks the anniversary of his death. Although celebrated worldwide, the actual day of celebration varies from Western to Eastern Christian cultures. (Source)
- Nicholas was proclaimed bishop in fourth-century Greece. (Source)
- He was the inspiration for the American modern day Santa Claus. (Source)
- Nicholas was known for sharing his wealth and possessions with the poor and sick
- Modern traditions include putting boots/shoes outside (not forgetting to include a few carrots for his horse) on the night of December 5th or December 6th for St. Nicholas to leave gifts and treats.
We wish you a wonderful Holiday Season!