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St Nicholas Day

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St Nicholas Day

Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:05 pm

To day is Hungary is st. nicholas day and the tradition is

Children in Hungary carefully polish their best boot and put it on the windowsill to be filled by St. Nicholas, Szent Mikulás, on December 6th. The good bishop comes with a big sack full of presents and a large record book with children's good and bad deeds. He used to come with two helpers: a good angel who helps give out presents and a bad Krampus devil who makes mischief. Now it seems mostly to be the Krampusz. In the morning good children find candies, tangerines, oranges, walnuts, apples, chocolate Mikulás figures, and small presents. Naughty children find twigs painted gold or a wooden spoon. Most children get some of each as no one is all good or all bad.

Mikulás-day is also celebrated in schools and day care centers. Children sing Mikulás songs and individual children may say poems and sing songs, as well. St. Nicholas calls them by name and has a personal message for each child. He may stay to play or watch a movie with the children.

In the cities Bishop Mikulás is getting more confused with Santa; it is common to see Santa-type figures with bishop's croziers.

it waslovely to see people walking through the village getting yjeir little bags of goodies. yes we got some and gave some

 

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Re: St Nicholas Day

Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:11 pm

Hi Hotpot...sounds good...Do you have any pictures, please?

Piglet Cool

 

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Re: St Nicholas Day

Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:53 pm

sorry piglet i did not as it was quite misty this morning. but will be going to local church to take picture this week to enter in comp.


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Re: St Nicholas Day

Post Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:49 am

We went in to Eger today to visit the small Christmas market and Szent Mikulás was there. The palce was filled with families and all the children had bags of sweets and tangerines....almost made me feel festive Wink


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Re: St Nicholas Day

Post Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:32 am

Hi Hotpot...look forward to seeing the photos Very Happy

 

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