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Feast Of Saint Nicholas

Russian Icon of Saint Nicholas

Yes, it is the day that kindly old Saint Nicholas fills the footware of good little girls and boys with treats [or his assistants beat the evil out of bad children, depending on the local customs – they didn’t just leave the sticks – in some places they use them.] Don’t forget the carrot if he rides a horse in your area.

He is the patron saint of Russian merchants and pawnbrokers (three gold balls are one of the symbols associated with him).

2 comments

1 Badtux { 12.06.17 at 11:34 pm }

I love the fact that you have “HogsWatch” on your right-margin calendar. 🙂

2 Bryan { 12.07.17 at 3:28 pm }

It is this month, and is the only reason I would buy turnips.

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