Sunday, 7 December 2008

St.Nicholas in the Slovak Republic

Every year on 6th December we celebrate St. Nicholas.
We have had this tradition since the end of 19th century.
St. Nicholas comes to the towns, schools, nurseries, hospitals and homes together with the angel and the devil. He brings little presents for the good children. They have to sing or to tell the rhymes him /because of getting the sweets, chocolates and fruits/ and to promise to be good at home and at school, too.
At home the children prepare their boots or shoes – they clean them and put them to the windows. They believe that at night from 5th to 6th December St. Nicholas comes and puts the presents into the boots.

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