Happy Saint Nicholas Day!

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  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    We are celebrating this festive event on Monday (6th. December)
    If you are good/ you receive chocolate treats/ gifts. My fav. chocolates from the time I was 5 years old where the brandy filled Asbach:happy: asbach-brandy-chocolate-liqueurs-100g-p850-8081_image.jpg Urault.
     
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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    We always celebrated St. Nicholas Day. That was when we hung our stockings on the fireplace mantle.
     
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  4. schnickelfritz48

    schnickelfritz48 Active Member

    If you ever get a chance, these Weinbrandbohnen are tasty!!! Had these when I was in Germany decades ago.
     
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  5. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    We've celebrated St. Nickolas day in my family for 60+ years. Our
    ritual when my brother and I were kids was that we wrote the Christ
    child a brief letter with a list of a couple of items we would like for
    Christmas. After 6 PM , we set the the letter in freshly polished shoes
    and set them in the window. St. Nickolas, or at our house, Mikulas,
    would gather the letters and take them to the Christ child. Mikulas
    would leave some candy. Apparently there was confusion in the
    translation because I never requested socks and/or sweater.
     
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I only remember getting coal!!!!
     
  7. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    To keep this legal:
    Med-09d-Eng-1485-temp Henry VII-Tok-BBG-Bury-4228.jpg England
    temp. Henry VII-Henry VIII (c. 1485-1530)
    Bury St. Edmunds ‘Boy Bishop’ PB Token, 26.28mm x 4.40 grams
    Obv.: +SANCTE NICHOLAE ORA PRO NO. Bust of St. Nicholas right, wearing mitre and holding crozier
    Rev.: AVE | REX | GEN | TIS inside, ECCE | NOVA | FACIO | OMNIA outside, around a long cross with three pellets in each angle
    Ref.: De Wit 4228

    I did a write-up last year here
     
  8. schnickelfritz48

    schnickelfritz48 Active Member

    You're lucky there wasn't a switch made of small bare tree branches bound with twine placed in your shoe, the traditional German symbol from St. Nikolas for exhibiting bad behavior.
     
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  9. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    almost forgot!
    Here is my Saint Nicholas coin.
    AV Dukat 1787 Bern Mint
    Obwalden

    Saint Nicholas getting message from God schweiz-obwalden-7549605.jpg
     
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