Tuesday, December 2

Jolly Old St. Nicholas


Turns out St. Nicholas Day is a big deal here in Luxembourg. St. Nicholas day is the primary day for gift giving, not Christmas. Children here leave their shoes out on the evening of December 5th and St. Nicholas comes during the night, filling their shoes with sweets and leaving presents. St. Nicholas Day is the 6th. The girls are so excited for St. Nicholas to visit. Eva is planning on leaving out her boot. Smart girl.

7 comments:

Two Beautiful Girls Mommy said...

We always celebrate St. Nicholas Day. It was a tradition handed down from my Grandparents when they were stationed in Germany. have found that it makes the wait easier for Christmas!

::Sylvia:: said...

We celebrate St. Nicholas Day too. We love leaving our shoes out to be filled with goodies!

Lisa said...

Sounds fun. But poor Audrey, her shoes can't be very big!!

This Girl loves to Talk said...

we have a book about Christmas traditions from all over the world.. I would love to implement more of them, but it is hard if 25th is the day for gift giving... I love that Santa comes on the 6th and mainly gives candy or a small present.. and that the 25th is for presents from your parents or the Christ Child.. for me that is a much better idea then letting santa get all the credit for the stuff on Christmas day!!

Astrid said...

We celebrate it too! In Austria they really do it up with Nikolaus and Krampus.

Hautemama said...

So will you be doing both St Nicholas day and Christmas? Or both, just on a smaller scale? I'm just curious...

katy said...

We're going to celebrate both - St. Nicholas will just be a few sweet treats - and little things. I was wondering if someone was going to ask that -

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