Monday, December 15, 2008

Sankt Nicklaus Tag

We recently celebrated Sankt Nicklaus Tag. This is a holiday celebrated on Dec. 6 traditionally. (and yes this is a VERY late post!)

Here are some step-by-step directions to help you celebrate it if you are not familiar with this European holiday!

STEP 1: Find the biggest show you have (So Sankt Nicklaus can fit lots more stuff!) Then you have to clean your shoes really well!

STEP 2: (only if you are 2) you act really silly and throw your cloth at the boot and of course laugh hysterically.
STEP 3: you can put your shoe outside of the door in hopes that if you were a good child, he will leave you sweets, nuts and an orange. If you were bad, he will bring you a branch!
STEP 4: Wait and go to sleep! Will Sankt Nicklaus bring Baby Bird sweets or a branch?
STEP 5: Wake up and literally run to the door to see what he brought you!

STEP 6: Open the door and tell you parents "Nein, do it myself." Continue trying to open the locked door for 2 more min and then finally ask for help.

STEP 7: YEA, What did he bring!?!?!

STEP 8: Hold up only chocolate Santa and Stegosaurus ball because you are so excited! (He was also given an orange, nuts and spekulatius cookies.)



STEP 9: PLAY!!!


Great idea Sankt Nicklaus! Give a bouncy ball to a 2YO to throw in the house!

Our first Sankt Nicklaus Tag...SUCCESS!

soon to come...how do they celebrate Sankt Nicklaus in other countries in Europe???

3 comments:

Afferent Input said...

Saint Nikolaus day isn't as cute in The Netherlands as it is in Deutschland. At least when you consider Zwarte Piet


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet

PapaScott said...

We do American Nikolaus... the stocking holds more loot than a shoe. That post is from 2004, but Christopher still puts out the stocking.

Yelli said...

@ Papa Scott - Tee Hee Hee - that is hilarious! Of course, my little one will eventually catch on! Thanks for the "heads up!"