Table Setting for St. Nicholas Day


The tradition of Saint Nicholas Day, usually on 6 December, is a festival for children in many countries in Europe related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts. The American Santa Claus, as well as the Anglo-Canadian and British Father Christmas, derive from these legends. Santa Claus is itself derived in part from the Dutch Sinterklaas.


old-fashioned candie container


old-fashioned candy container


heartGrowing up in Switzerland Saint Nicholas would come to our house and bring a bag filled with nuts, mandarins, dried dates and figs, gingerbread and of course little chocolates. In many regions people of all ages celebrate in the evening in the forest with a bond fire.

It’s a wonderful tradition.



Colorful party candles
Paper Nicholas figure


You can also add a variety of nuts and small chocolates wrapped in colorful foil.



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