St. Nicholas Festivals

Posted On November 24, 2006

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St. Nicholas is celebrated though several different kinds of festivals.

Many cities and villages hold parades in November to mark St. Nicholas’ arrival for the season. Amsterdam is a prominent example of a parade for Sinterklaas’ arrival.

St. Nicholas’ Eve and Day are observed in various ways, most of which are smaller and more family centered.

Each year in May, Bari, Italy, hosts a huge religious folk festival to commemorate the bringing of St. Nicholas’ remains to Bari from Myra. This important festival is one-of-a-kind.

St. Nicholas is patron of many things and places. Nowhere is he more beloved than in the Lorraine region of France where St. Nicolas-de-Port provides an example of a splendid patronal festival.

Find out more: http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=104

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