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Old 12-03-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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The Feast of St. Nicholas is Dec. 6. You either know what it is, or you don't. If you do know what St. Nicholas Day is, what do you do, or what did you parents do for you when you were a child?
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:00 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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If you do know what St. Nicholas Day is, what do you do, or what did you parents do for you when you were a child?
Presumptuous statement to assume just because someone knows what St. Nicholas's Day is that they would celebrate it.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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My mom was Dutch and tried to uphold dutch traditions. We would leave our wooden shoes by the fireplace and they would be filed the next morning with Candy, Stocking Stuffers and Comic Books.

I kept my collection of wooden shoes and would leave them out for my stepkid so the would appreciate the day and traditions.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Saint Nicholas Day is widely celebrated here in Cincinnati because of the German heritage in the area.

As a kid, I would put my shoes by the front door the night before. If I had been good, they would be full of candy the next day. If not, they would be filled with small sticks and twigs.

We also have a family party every St. Nicks Day.
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