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December 6th is Nikolaustag

December 6th is Nikolaustag

Nikolaustag, a German tradition for kids: On the evening of December 5th, kids put a pair of shoes in front of their door, and when they wake up the next morning their shoes are filled with oranges, nuts, candy or a little toy. Of course Nikolaus (St. Nick) is responsible for these treats.

  • brutney
    Posted at 20:04h, 16 November

    it is actullay the six onf december my german who comes from germany told me so get ur facts right

  • Christine
    Posted at 05:52h, 01 December

    Actually it depends on what regions of Germany and Austria people are from, some celebrate on the night of the 6th and some the 5th. I myself imigrated when I was a todder from Germany, my mother’s side did it on the 6th to the 7th, where as my fathers family did it on the 5th to the 6th. We now traditionally do it on the 6th to the 7th for our children.

  • Lauren
    Posted at 09:31h, 06 December

    Actually @brutney, I’m German and I celebrate on the 5th. Before you go yelling and screaming, get YOUR facts straight.
    Some other things about Nikolaustag (Nikolaus Day): Children shine their shoes and then put one pair outside at the front or back door. Then Nikolaus comes by and puts oranges, apples, candy or toys in their shoes if they’ve been good. However, if the children have been bad, he puts a birch twig in their show (of course, the children always get candy even if they have been bad).