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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.

Santa Claus bag full of Christmas presents with Christmas lights.
St. Nicholas is known to be a bringer of gifts.
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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
MonDec 62010Saint Nicholas DayObservance 
TueDec 62011Saint Nicholas DayObservance 
ThuDec 62012Saint Nicholas DayObservance 
FriDec 62013Saint Nicholas DayObservance 
SatDec 62014Saint Nicholas DayObservance 
SunDec 62015Saint Nicholas DayObservance 
TueDec 62016Saint Nicholas DayObservance 
WedDec 62017Saint Nicholas DayObservance 
ThuDec 62018Saint Nicholas DayObservance 
FriDec 62019Saint Nicholas DayObservance 
SunDec 62020Saint Nicholas DayObservance 

Quick Facts

St. Nicholas Day is celebrated on December 6 in many European countries, as well as areas across the world that boast a strong European influence.

Saint Nicholas Day 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Saint Nicholas Day 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018


List of dates for other years

Other holidays in December 2017 in Germany

Fun Holidays on December 6, 2017

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