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Born around 280 in Patara, Lycia, part of present-day Turkey, St. Nicholas was a Christian bishop of Myra who served the poor and needy. He served as the prototype for the modern-day Santa Claus. More »

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Some interesting facts about St. Nicholas are that he is a saint from the fourth century and that in his life, Nicholas used money to help the less fortunate. In his life, Nicholas endured persecution for his faith that ... More »

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The historical Saint Nicholas, also known as Nikolaos of Myra and Nikolaos the Wonderworker, lived in what is now southern Turkey from 270 to 343 CE. He was the bishop of Myra and, according to legend, a frequent miracle... More »

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St. Nicholas is a fourth century Christian and Greek bishop of Myra, which is now part of modern Turkey. He had a reputation for secretly putting coins in the shoes of the poor who left them out in hopes of gifts and, th... More »

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The tradition of hanging Christmas stockings on Christmas dates back to the legend of St. Nicholas during the third century in Myra, Turkey. According to legend, filling stockings with gold was a way for St. Nicholas to ... More »

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Saint Nicholas was a Bishop who lived during the fourth century A.D. in the city of Myra, located in what is now present-day Turkey. Santa Claus is a fictional character that is based largely on the stories of Saint Nich... More »

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The historical Saint Nicholas, also known as Nikolaos of Myra and Nikolaos the Wonderworker, lived in what is now southern Turkey from 270 to 343 CE. He was the bishop of Myra and, according to legend, a frequent miracle... More »

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