Feast of Saint Nicholas

December is a month for remembering (as the New Year approaches).

Back when I was a child, one of the traditions our family celebrated was St. Nicholas Day on December 6th. St. Nicholas was the patron saint of children, unmarried girls, and sailors (quite a combination those last two).

I remember as a child this day was always a rare treat. St. Nicholas came on the evening/night of December 5th (of course while we children slept). We woke in the morning to find a dish of candy on the middle of the kitchen table. It was a nice ‘interlude’ for all of us who were anxiously awaiting Christmas to arrive.

Remembering those many years/times of waking up the morning of December 6th and the excitement I felt each of those times still makes me smile.




4 thoughts on “Feast of Saint Nicholas

  1. Wonder and nostalgia! The Season is a a very special, reflective time. Thanks for sharing.

    • Danielle,
      Yep – that is what this season is about to me – always find new wonders during the approach of Christmas.

  2. What a lovely tradition. I will tell my sister about it before my 6 year old niece wakes up. Thanks for these interesting posts. I really look forward to them. Happy Friday.

    • Aubrey
      Thanks for stopping by – it is (of course) for the Feast of Saint Nicholas – but it was such a great thing to take all our (the children) Christmas anticipation down a notch so to speak.


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