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Saint-Nicolas (fête)

Tonight, St. Nicolas will visit our humble home even though he technically comes on the 6th of December in Switzerland.  

He will leave a small bag containing some chocolate, a pain d’ épices, some peanuts and one clementine in front of the childrens’ bedroom door.

The snow is getting mighty slushy outside.

In Switzerland, the children get chocolate from the bank for the holidays!

My girls brought home a small bag of goodies from school today in celebration of La Saint-Nicolas.

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  • anne December 5, 2008, 6:24 pm

    Such a great way to celebrate, you have lovely traditions. I love Pain d’épices and the little bag of goodies.

  • Julie December 6, 2008, 4:15 am

    My six year old sister is really excited about Saint Nick coming tonight. She begged me call our Mom (who is out right now) and ask if we could put out the stockings. We were just going to skip it if she didn’t remember. Looks like my Mom will be stopping at Kwik Trip before she gets back. :)

  • Pumpkin December 6, 2008, 12:17 pm

    Anne,
    It is so much fun discovering all the traditions that are in Switzerland. It makes up for missing out on Halloween.

    Julie,
    I love that she is still interested in the tradition. I think it is a lot fun!

  • expatraveler December 7, 2008, 5:14 am

    I knew it was on the 6th, but I guess in NL they could celebrate on the 5th? That looks so yummy, I think I need to go get some myself!!!! I truly think that is such a fun tradition to keep!

  • Pumpkin December 7, 2008, 9:55 pm

    Expatraveler,

    I love the pain d’épices. Well actually I love all of the goodies. :)

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