19 comments on “Gifts, gifts, gifts…

  1. In the primary schools here there is always a fête for the Saint Nicolas, and all the boys make a hat to wear for the party. It’s referred to as la fête des garçons. Not much fun for the girls, as you can imagine. So the girls have been given the Sainte Catherine, la fête des filles, when they make an extravagant hat to wear at their party. I personally dislike this kind of thing because everyone knows Saint Nicolas outranks any of the several Saint Catherines on the church calendar!

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  2. I enjoyed reading about your tradition with Saint Nicholas. I had a student last year whose family is from Bulgaria and he explained to the class the tradition about the boot. We were all interested as we had never heard of the practice.

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