1st year students of German enjoyed a surprise visit from Nikolaus in early December 2017. Christmas stockings full of festive treats were enjoyed by the students who also sang Christmas carols in German and learned about Christmas traditions in Germany.
Nikolaustag (Nicholas Day) is celebrated annually on 6th December in Germany. St Nicholas is the patron saint of children, sailors, merchants and students. Children leave boots, shoes or stockings outside the door on the evening of 5th December for St Nicholas to fill with secret gifts such as chocolates, nuts, mandarins, decorations and small toys. St Nicholas is also known as the “wonderworker” and was said to have performed many miracles.
Der Nikolaus bringt uns wieder Süßigkeiten und kleine Überraschungen!
Der Nikolaus erinnert uns daran, wie viel die kleinen Freuden des Lebens bedeuten.
Viele Grüße zum Nikolaustag!