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Saint Nicholas


  • Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of children, sailors and archers. 
  • Saint Nicholas was born almost 2000 years ago.
  • He lived with his mother and father and was an only child.
  • The name Nicholas means 'victory' in Greek.
  • He dedicated his life to serving God.
  • Saint Nicholas became bishop at the age of 30.
  • He was the Roman Catholic bishop of Myra, a city now called Demre.
  • Saint Nicholas had a tradition of gift giving, leaving gifts in shoes. 
  • In the Netherlands, the feast of Saint Nicholas is celebrated on the eve of December 5th.
  • There are many stories about Saint Nicholas and his wonderful kindness.
  • His generosity and spirit lives on and brings lots of smiles to boys and girls all around the world at Christmas time.