The History of St. Nick.

Saint Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus is very old. He was born over a thousand years ago in Turkey. When he was a young priest, he secretlysanta claws gave a gift of gold coins to three very poor girls. The father of the girls saw Nicholas perform this good deed. Nicholas was embarrassed, and asked the father not to tell anyone. The father kept his secret for a while, but eventually he told the world about the good deeds and generosity of Nicholas. As you can see, the spirit of giving at Christmas has a very long history.

People view St. Nick in many different ways. In England, he is called Father Christmas, while French children call him Père Nöel. Some Swiss children call him Samichlaus, and Dutch children call him Sinterklaas. Hungarian children call him Mikulás, and others call him Saint Nicholas. Children in North America used to call him Kris Kringle or Bellsnickle, but now they call him Santa Claus. Santa means “saint”, and Claus sounds like the last part of Nicholas.


2 Responses to The History of St. Nick.

  1. Amir says:

    Hmmm…Thanks for your being n my blog. No, i’m not. where is kahoots? This bus line is in Tehran.

  2. Always, great photos and just col that people are blogging from Tehran. It’s nice to get a perspective and see how it is really like so much like the rest of the world. Later Amir.

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