Happy St. Nicholas Day is celebrated in the West and East Christian countries. The day is a very popular occasion among children in many parts of Europe. St. Nicholas is known as the person who gives different gifts to children so every child likes him very much. The day has gained much popularity and is being popular day by day because children typically get gifts on this day. St. Nicholas is also a popular Christian Saint among children throughout European countries.
Happy Saint Nicholas Day
Happy St. Nicholas Day is observed on 6th December in the east Christian countries and on 19th December in the western Christian countries. The American version of St. Nicholas is Santa Claus and the British version of St. Nicholas is Father Christmas. The real Saint Nicolas was a male person born in Turkey during the Roman Empire. He lived a life of Christianity from a very young age. His soul was very benevolent and he cared a lot for the children. He also helped the poor and sick people when he got a chance.
Saint Nicholas Day Traditions
Some interesting facts about St. Nicholas and Happy St. Nicholas Day are mentioned in the points below:
- Nicholas is the patron saint because of many great reasons. Among all the reasons some include travelers, sailors, clergy, school children, poor lover, thieves, and some others.
- The name of the village where he was born in Patar, which is now located on the southeastern coast of Turkey.
- Nicholas was buried in a tomb in Myra. The water from his grave believed to have healing powers. It is now called the Manna of Saint Nicholas.
- The day December 6 is also known as The Feast of St. Nicholas.
- The Feast of St. Nicholas is widely celebrated in the countries in Europe.
- Nicholas Day is on 6th December in the East Christian countries.
- Nicholas Day is on 19th December in the Western Christian countries.
- The American version of St. Nicholas is Santa Claus.
- The British version of St. Nicholas is Father Christmas.
Celebrate Happy St Nicholas Day
Celebrating Happy St. Nicholas Day is very popular among the children. Apart from this, Happy St. Nicholas Day is celebrated all over the world by a large number of people. This day is celebrated on the death anniversary of St. Nicholas. People especially the children celebrate the day with great enthusiasm. On this day, children get various gifts from their family members and relatives. Many people arrange parades, feasts, and festivals on the occasion of this day.
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Happy St Nicholas Day Greetings Messages
My only wish on St. Nicholas Day is that you are showered with choicest blessings…. May you prosper with happiness, health, wealth and glory as you celebrate this beautiful occasion…. Sending warm wishes to you and your family on St. Nicholas Day.
On the occasion of St. Nicholas Day, I pray for brighter and happier future… your success and prosperity…. May all your dreams come true and may you are always smiling…. Wishing you a very warm and Happy St. Nicholas Day.
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May the occasion of St. Nicholas Day is full of great joy and merriment for you and your family… May you are blessed with glorious moments of togetherness and harmony with your loved ones… Wishing you a very happy and blessed St. Nicholas Day.
As I think of sending wishes to your on St. Nicholas Day, I wish to send you all my love and hugs… warmth and wishes to you my dear friend. May you have a wonderful time with your loved ones and may all your dreams come true.
Wishing you and your family a very happy, blessed and joyous St. Nicholas…. May on this auspicious day, you are blessed with everything that you had ever desired in life…. May God always bless you!!!
The supplier of each great and immaculate blessing has called upon us to imitate Gods giving, by effortlessness, through confidence, and this isn’t of ourselves.
Its when can likewise recollect St. Nicholas and spread blessings of humankind, harmony, love and bliss to all our precious ones by wishing them Happy Saint Nicholas Day …
Hoping that St. Nicholas does his enchantment ..To stuff your shoes … with entire parcel of blessings … Wishing you Happy Saint Nicholas Day.
Wishing that this Holiday Season,St. Nicholas send you blessings of Love, Peace and Happiness That stay everlastingly … Wishing you Happy Saint Nicholas Day
Its St. Nicholas Day… and the Saint is here with heaps of Christmas cheer … to wish you Merry Days ahead … .
was the prior night Christmas, when all through the house Not an animal was stirring, not in any case a mouse. …The stockings were hung by the stack with care,In trusts that St. Nicholas before long would be there.
As dry leaves that before the wild tropical storm fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh loaded with toys, and St. Nicholas as well.
St Nicholas Day Quotes
“The truth is that our way of celebrating the Christmas season does spring from myriad cultures and sources, from St. Nicholas to Coca-Cola advertising campaigns.” – Richard Roeper
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. …
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.– Clement Clarke Moore
“Everybody loves St Nicholas because St. Nicholas loves everybody.” – Fr. Andrew Phillips
“The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic Gods giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves.” – St. Nicholas of Myra
“Alas! How dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus! There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.” – Francis P. Church
“Never deny the babies their Christmas! It is the shining seal set upon, a year of happiness. Let them believe in Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, or Kriss Kringle, or whatever name the jolly Dutch saint bears in your religion.” – Mary Virginia Terhune
St Nicholas Day Wishes
Sending warm wishes to you and your family on St. Nicholas Day.
On the event of St. Nicholas Day, I appeal to God for more brilliant and more joyful future… your prosperity and flourishing… . May everything you could ever hope for work out as expected and may you are continually grinning… . Wishing you a warm and Happy St. Nicholas Day.
May the event of St. Nicholas Day is loaded with extraordinary satisfaction and joy for you and your family… May you are honored with superb snapshots of fellowship and congruity with your friends and family… Wishing you an extremely upbeat and favored St. Nicholas Day.
As I consider sending wishes to your on St. Nicholas Day, I wish to send all of you my adoration and embraces… warmth and wishes to you my dear companion.
May you have a magnificent time with your friends and family and may everything you could ever want work out.
Wishing you and your family an exceptionally upbeat, favored and glad St. Nicholas… . May on this favorable day, you are honored with everything that you had ever wanted throughout everyday life… . May God constantly favor you!!!
In truth you were uncovered to your herd when in doubt of faith,an picture of quietude and an educator of abstinence;your modesty lifted up you; your neediness advanced you.Hierarch Father Nicholas,entreat Christ our God that our spirit might be spared.
St. Nicholas O great blessed Nicholas,you who brought satisfaction to children,put in my heart the soul of adolescence about which the Gospel speaks.Teach me how to sow bliss around me. So be it.
St. Nicholas prayers
O good holy Nicholas,
you who brought joy to children,
put in my heart the spirit of childhood
about which the Gospel speaks.
Teach me how to sow
happiness around me. Amen.
— Catholic Greeting
Hierarch and Father, O most holy Nicholas, thou extraordinary Saint of the Lord, our loving defender and ready helper in sorrows everywhere: help us sinners and hapless ones in the present life: entreat the Lord God to grant us the remission of all of our sins, that we have committed from our youth and all our life, by deed word, though and all our senses; and in the passing of our souls, help us wretched ones; entreat the Lord God and Maker of all creation, to deliver us fro trials in the air and eternal torment: that we may always glorify the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and thy merciful intercession, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen
— Fr. John Shaw
Prayers to Saint Nicholas
We thank You
For the example
Of St. Nicholas,
Who fed the hungry,
Brought hope to
to the lost,
the truth to all.
May we strive
to imitate him
by putting You first
in all we do.
Give us the courage,
Love and strength
of St. Nicholas, so that,
Like Him, we may serve
You through loving
our brothers and sisters. Amen.
— Amy Welborn (author of St. Nicholas of Myra: A Saint for Advent and Christmas)
In truth, you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith,
an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence;
your humility exalted you; your poverty enriched you.
Hierarch Father Nicholas,
entreat Christ our God
that our soul may be saved.
— Troparion (Tone 4)
By Phil Herman
Phil writes about religion, history, and holidays.
Saint Nicholas FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions about St. Nicholas.
Who was St. Nicholas?
St Nicholas of Myra was a Christian bishop of Greek descent who lived in the 4th century. He came from the ancient Greek town of Myra, where he was once a bishop.
Known as a generous bringer of gifts, Saint Nicholas became the real-life inspiration for Santa Claus. Over his life, he gained a reputation as a secret gift-giver. It is said the benevolent saint sold all his possessions so he could give money to the poor.
What is St Nicholas’ connection to Santa Claus?
The American Santa Claus and British Father Christmas figures both derive from the life and story of Saint Nicholas. In fact, the name Santa Claus derives from the Dutch ‘Sinterklaas,’ meaning Saint Nicholas.
What was St Nick also known as?
Saint Nicholas was also known as Nicholas of Bari and Nicholas the Wonderworker (because of the many miracles he performed).
Who is St Nicholas the patron saint of?
St Nicholas is the patron saint of many things, including:
- Repentant thieves
- Unmarried people
As you can see from the list above, good ol’ St. Nick must cover a lot of ground.
St. Nicholas Fun Facts
- He was born in Patara, Lycia—a Greek seaport town.
- His parents were wealthy Christians.
- He is said to have rescued three girls from prostitution by dropping off bags of gold coins through the windows of their homes so the girl’s fathers would be able to pay off their dowries.
- One legend claims that Saint Nicholas calmed the stormy seas, thereby saving three soldiers from being wrongfully executed.
- Another says he chopped down a tree purportedly possessed by a demon.
- Some scholars believe Saint Nicholas attended the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD.
- Relics from his sarcophagus are rumored to exude ‘manna’ or ‘myrrh’—a watery substance of miraculous and supernatural distinction.
Happy St. Nicholas Day brings really some special moments for the children. Though the day is much popular among children, people of all ages and professions celebrate the day and show respect to this great saint. On the occasion of this day, people take an oath to be a person like Saint Nicolas who is really a role model for all of us.