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Saint Nicholas Day in Germany

St. Nicholas of Myra is a popular Christian Saint among children across Europe because of his reputation as a bringer of gifts. Both the North American Santa Claus and the British Father Christmas are legendary figures whose attributes derive from the myths surrounding St. Nicholas.

Is Saint Nicholas Day a Public Holiday?

Saint Nicholas Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Santa Claus bag full of Christmas presents with Christmas lights.

St. Nicholas is known to be a bringer of gifts.

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About Saint Nicholas Day

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Saint Nicholas Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015SunDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
2016TueDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
2017WedDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
2018ThuDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
2019FriDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
2020SunDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
2021MonDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
2022TueDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
2023WedDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
2024FriDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 
2025SatDec 6Saint Nicholas DayObservance, Christian 

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