Sunday, December 07, 2008

St. Nick's Day

Have you heard of St. Nick's Day?

I used to think everyone celebrated it... but apparently not!!!

I think it is a German or Dutch holiday. I found this online:

"It's not celebrated much in the U.S. -- although there has been some awareness of the holiday in Wisconsin -- but in Northern Europe St. Nicholas Day is a big thing. Traditional celebrations included gifts left in children's shoes (from which American Christmas stockings developed).

Good children receive treats -- candies, cookies, apples and nuts -- while naughty children receive lumps of coal. In Germany, children still put a shoe outside their bedroom doors on the eve of Saint Nicholas Day, and hope to find candy, coins and maybe a small gift in them on Dec. 6. In the Netherlands, children put their shoes in front of their chimneys in hopes of finding chocolate or a small toy in their shoe when they wake."

Anyways, since I was going to be out of town for the real st. nicks day, he came a day early!!!!!!

St. Nick used to always leave me candy and chocolate and maybe a toy, but not this year! He must've somehow found out that I was a raw vegan!? He gave me 2 kiwi, 2 starfruit, a package of dates and a package of raw macadamia nuts!!! I WAS SO EXCITED! It was the best st. nicks day ever!!! =)


Sarah said...

Those would be a great treat to wake up to!

Alison said...

Hmm, didn't know about that! I'll have to ask my German friend about it, and wish him a belated happy St. Nick's day! I'll be he'll be excited that someone here knows about it :)

Omegachuck said...

So many ethnic holidays of similar origin all around this time of year. Imagine your stocking will be full of pashion fruit and tangarines over the coming holiday events.
Hey, that is some fancy looking wall going up down there. The one new boulder looks alot like the one center floor at Nashville.

Universal Rhythm said...

So I totally always used to celebrate St. Nick's day. I think it might have been because we always go to Wisconsin for Christmas and my parents told us that, "St. Nick always comes early because he knows we're going to be in Wisconsin". It makes so much sense why we always celebrated it now, my mom is from Wisconsin and her parents are uber German.

Also, that gym looks sweet for sure! Where did you say it was?

Also congrads at the comp Ash!

Omegachuck said...

The gym is ultra cool shaped..... next thing you know Ash' will be their climbing director or Boulder Queen route setter.
The Germans, Wisconsin and good cheese all go together so well with the St. Nick theme. Me being a regular border state visitor, you gotta love it. Go Packers!!!