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Saint Nicholas Day

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas Day celebrates the feast day of St. Nicholas, better known in most English-speaking countries as Santa Claus or Father Christmas. In many countries in Europe, St. Nicholas is not connected to Christmas, so his feast day has many of the same traditions as Christmas in English-speaking countries. Saint Nicholas Day is regarded as the predominant gift-giving holiday in many places as opposed to Christmas. Saint Nicholas brings presents through the chimneys of well-behaved children on this day, so it is one of the most festive days of the year.