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St. Nicholas Day

A European holiday observed on Dec. 6th celebrates the generous works of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas Day inspires people to follow his example of giving to those in need. One tradition has children filling their shoes with carrots and hay for St. Nicholas’s horse the night before. The next morning they will find treats and small gifts in return.

A European holiday observed on Dec. 6th celebrates the generous works of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas Day inspires people to follow his example of giving to those in need. One tradition has children filling their shoes with carrots and hay for St. Nicholas’s horse the night before. The next morning they will find treats and small gifts in return. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Regina Burbidge)

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A European holiday observed on Dec. 6th celebrates the generous works of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas Day inspires people to follow his example of giving to those in need. One tradition has children filling their shoes with carrots and hay for St. Nicholas’s horse the night before. The next morning they will find treats and small gifts in return.  (U.S. Air Force graphic by Regina Burbidge)