Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Saint Nicholas Day

Today is Saint Nicholas Day: During the night Saint Nicholas checked up on the children if they were good, polite and helpful last year and if so, he filled the children's boots with gifts and sweets. Saint Nicholas is accompanied by Krampus, a demon-like creature, who warns and punishes bad children by putting a tree branch in their boots. On Sunday I discovered this advertisement in front of a candy store, it prompts the passers-by to buy sweets for Saint Nicholas Day.


  1. That is cute, I didn't know Austria celebrated Saint Nicolas Day aswell as the Dutch. We celebrate at December 5th with the "gifts evening" with little poems together with the gifts and lots of special sweets.