St. Nikolaus Tag (St. Nicholas Day) is a German holiday that takes place on December 6th and brings in the start of the Christmas season. Now you can celebrate it too with these traditions.
The primary tradition of St. Nikolaus Tag is leaving out shoes the night before. The story says that during the night, an elf (or St. Nikolaus himself) would come and put treats in your shoes if you were good, and rocks if you were bad. The treats usually consist of chocolate, oranges and other fruits, and maybe a small toy. It’s similar to what you’d find in your stocking, just a few weeks earlier and in your shoes instead.
Kaffeeklatsch is similar to tea time. It is at around 3-4 pm and is a time to gather around, have coffee and cakes, and enjoy the company of others.
A bunten teller is a decorated plate filled with chocolate, cookies, cakes, and other goodies. We would decorate our own plates in my family as a part of the fun, and all you really need is paper plates and some crafts supplies.
What are you holiday traditions? Let me know below.