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December 6, 2021

Happy Feast of Saint Nicholas Day!

This is the day, St. Nicholas died, December 6, 346 and become a saint in 1807.
He was Bishop of Myra (Bishops’ robes are red) and was known for doing good deeds and was charitable, especially to children. His miracle was saving a pair of children from a butcher although some versions credit his with bringing the pair back from the dead.He is buried in the basilica in Bari, Italy.

He is usually depicted with a flowing white beard and red robes. In 12th century Russia, a holiday was created for him. The Feast of St. Nicholas was celebrated December 6 . His day promoted gift-giving and charity. He is the patron saint of Russia, the patron saint of sailors in Greece, and the patron saint of children and travelers in Belgium.

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