Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Feast of St. Nicholas

As a Catholic family, we celebrate various saints on their feast days, and one of our favorites is St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas is known for his love of children, and stories of his kindness and generosity made him popular world-wide. It was these legends that eventually evolved into our modern-day Santa Claus traditions.
We have chosen to teach our children about the real, historical St. Nicholas rather than the modernized fantasy Santa Claus, and to celebrate him on his feast day, separating the St. Nick traditions from our Christmas celebration.  On St. Nicholas’ day, we traditionally have a breakfast of cinnamon rolls, sausage, and hot chocolate, and we find in our stockings gold-wrapped chocolates, candy canes, warm socks, and other small goodies.
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Our Christmas celebration will be focused on celebrating the birth of the Christ.

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