December 2013 archive

Tidbit History – How St. Nicholas Became Santa

Legend holds that the 4th century Turkish bishop St. Nicholas secretly bestowed dowries on the three daughters of a poor citizen, saving them from a life of shame. Considered the protector of children, his legend arrived in the American colonies with the Dutch who called him Sinter Klaas, which became Santa Claus in the mouths …

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