Happy St. Nicholas Day! And thanks to you, I realized I posted today about a church that was once dedicated to Tsar Nicholas I. What a coincidence!
Thank you, Beth - on Decemeber 6, for most German children St. Nicholas fills their boots ("Nikolausstiefel") with gifts and sweets overnight - a really nice tradition!
I think I need to import this tradition Andrea. Delicious photo!
Thanks, Hester! This is actually my favorite seasonal tradition of all and St. Nicholas always fills each and every boot that the children put out with nuts, sweets, chocolate and small toys!
Sorry I missed this one…Nicholas is a family name..my grandfather, my brother and my nephew! I would love to celebrate this holiday…do the Dutch have a similar custom? I think I remember my mother in law speaking of this.
Kathy, indeed the Dutch celebrate their "Sinterklaas" on December 5th - that is when the children receive gifts! The feast celebrates the name day of Saint Nicholas.
What a beautiful assortment of cookies.