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St. Nicholas (Dec. 6)

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December 6, feast day of St. Nicholas, appropriately falls during the Advent season. This feast day is especially exciting for children as they count down the days on Advent calendars in anticipation of Christmas day. One old Christian tradition surrounding St. Nicholas’ feast day is for kids to leave shoes out overnight in front of the fireplace, on the windowsill, or outside their bedroom door so St. Nicholas can fill their shoes with gifts and treats.

December 6, feast day of St. Nicholas, appropriately falls during the Advent season. This feast day is especially exciting for children as they count down the days on Advent calendars in anticipation of Christmas day. One old Christian tradition surrounding St. Nicholas’ feast day is for kids to leave shoes out overnight in front of the fireplace, on the windowsill, or outside their bedroom door so St. Nicholas can fill their shoes with gifts and treats.

Growing wheat for Advent from St. Nicholas day through Christmas Day -Serbian tradition

Growing wheat for Advent from St. Nicholas day through Christmas Day -Serbian tradition

St. Nicholas stamp for St. Nicholas cookies from prosphora.org

St. Nicholas stamp for St. Nicholas cookies from prosphora.org

Charming the Birds from the Trees: Saint Nicholas...

Charming the Birds from the Trees: Saint Nicholas...

Charming the Birds from the Trees: Learning Basket: Saint Nicholas...

Charming the Birds from the Trees: Learning Basket: Saint Nicholas...

Many Mercies: Cookies for St. Nicholas Day

Many Mercies: Cookies for St. Nicholas Day


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Ember Days: These times are spent fasting and partially abstaining (voluntary since the new Code of Canon Law) in penance and with the intentions of thanking God for the gifts He gives us in nature and beseeching Him for the discipline to use them in moderation. The fasts, known as "Jejunia quatuor temporum," or "the fast of the four seasons," are rooted in Old Testament practices of fasting four times a year:

Zacharias 8:19: 
Thus saith the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth month…

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Spekuloos - I found it! (It's made from gingerbread cookies of the same name that are a traditional treat for St. Nicholas Day  - Dec. 6 - in Belgium.  Order it from wafelsanddinges.com!

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Spekuloos - I found it! (It's made from gingerbread cookies of the same name that are a traditional treat for St. Nicholas Day - Dec. 6 - in Belgium. Order it from wafelsanddinges.com!

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