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Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saint Nicholas Day
The tradition of Saint Nicholas Day, usually on 6 December, is a festival for children in many countries in Europe including Italy related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.
I have read two very interesting and different online blogs on the subject of St Nicholas today which I thought I would share with you. The first is just a sheer delight to read and the second is an interesting historical account. If you are not already familiar with these blogs I do hope you will be able to find a minute or two to take a quick look at them.http://thekeepingtime.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-believe-in-santa.html This first one is about a little American girl who lives in Italy as her Dad is in the navy and her Mum writes a great blog about their life in Sicily. She questions the existence of Father Christmas and todays blog is her mum's wonderful reply. Worth reading as so beautifully put.
The second link is to a factual but fascinating historical account about Saint Nicholas.
Did any of you celebrate Saint Nicholas today?