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Useful information about Saint Nicholas Day and the Saint Nicholas Day calculator
Saint Nicholas Day celebrated as a Christian festival with particular regard to his reputation as a bringer of gifts. In some European countries children leave their boots on the windowsill on the evening of 5 December. By next morning Nikolaus leaves candy and gifts if they have been good, or a rod if they have been bad.
The American Santa Claus, as well as the British Father Christmas, derived from Saint Nicholas. “Santa Claus” is itself derived in part from the Dutch Sinterklaas, the saint’s name in that language. However the gift giving associated with these descendant figures is associated with Christmas Day rather than Saint Nicholas Day itself.