St. Nicholas Day

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St. Nicholas Day around the world in 2021

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Dates of St. Nicholas Day
2022 InternationalDec 6
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Saint Nicholas was a Greek Bishop of Myra (now part of modern-day Turkey) in the fourth century. Nicholas was born to wealthy parents who died in an epidemic while he was still young. A devout Christian, he gave his inheritance to the poor and needy, gaining a reputation for secret gift-giving.

As well as children. St Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, fishermen, merchants, broadcasters, the falsely accused, repentant thieves, brewers, pharmacists, archers, pawnbrokers, unmarried people and prostitutes.

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