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  • Don't forget: St. Nicholas' Day is tomorrow (get your shoes out!)

    12/05/2003 6:10:47 PM PST · by July 4th · 9 replies · 986+ views
    Various sources | 5 Dec 2003 | July 4th
    Read more on American celebrations here: St. Nick's Day can be a nice little surprise Like many ancient traditions, the history of St. Nick's is debated. Some say St. Nick's Day is a decidedly German observance. Others say it is Spanish or Dutch. What is known is that St. Nicholas lived in the fourth century. He was a Christian prelate and the patron saint of Russia. Nicholas was a native of Patara, in the ancient district of Lycia in Asia Minor (now Turkey). He became archbishop of the metropolitan church in Myra, Lycia. How he came to be so...