The 6th December is St Nicholas Day. There is an interesting article on Wikipeda about the history and legends but for German children there are far more interesting things to decide, like which plate to put outside their door!
According to legend, during the night from the 5th to the 6th December, Nikolaus brings sweets, fruit, nuts or even small gifts to all children who have been good and have left a plate out for him to deliver the goods to. It used to be a boot but we prefer a clean plate nowadays 🙂
I’m pleased to say that every year he does a detour via Devizes in the UK (and many other places) while delivering his goodies to the German children, so to give something back, I’ve found some Nikolaus videos for you – enjoy 😆
Of course, if you have been naughty ……. you don’t really deserve those videos 😈
A catchy Nikolaus song for you to sing along to:
German children describing where Nikolaus lives:
A brilliant video of a popular German Nikolaus song using lego: