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St. Nicholas: his legend and his role in the Christmas celebration and other popular customs

by George Harley McKnight

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Published by G. P. Putnam"s Sons .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL23461795M
OCLC/WorldCa3975275

  Read a year-old book by George McKnight about St. Nicholas: His Legend and His Role in the Christmas Celebration and Other Popular Customs (here's a flip book version, too). Remember the first animated Christmas special ever made for television? Christmas Eve or the Vigil of Christmas represents the culmination of the Advent season. Like Christmas itself, Christmas Eve celebrations combine both religious and secular events. Perhaps the most widely anticipated by children is the arrival of Santa Claus—known as Sinterklass by the Dutch settlers of New York, who were the first to introduce the idea of St. Nicholas's annual appearance.

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The legend of St Nicholas came to Britain when the Normans arrived across the nation, where it appeared to quickly absorb into the British legend of Father Christmas. However, Father Christmas had actually been around for much longer, with various stories and legends talking about pagan winter festivals that included such a figure. St. Nicholas Day (Sankt Nikolaus Tag) In Germany, December 5th is a very special night. Children place a freshly polished pair of boots in front of their bedroom doors. They do this in the hope that St. Nicholas and his assistant Knecht Ruprecht will visit their house. While there, perhaps he will leave a little gift in the boots, such as.


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St. Nicholas; his legend and his rôle in the Christmas celebration and other popular customs by McKnight, George Harley, Pages: The association of St. Nicholas with the sea is found in one of the best known of the incidents in his legend, although, in this case, even more than the case of the other incidents of his life story, there is room for question whether he is to be regarded as the protector of seamen because of the incident in his story, or the incident in the.

Exploring a life and a legend, George McKnight’s St. Nicholas is a fascinating account of St. Nicholas the Wonder-Worker and his role in Christmas customs around the world. “St. Nicholas was mortal,” McKnight notes, “But his deeds are immortal.

His beneficent acts have flowered in legendary story and have found fruition in universal popular customs animated by the same spirit of. An Encyclopedia of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Brownies, Boogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures (Pantheon Books, ), and The Fairies in English Tradition and Literature (University of Chicago Press, London, ).

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Published by G.P. Putman's sons in New York and, London. Written in EnglishPages: St. Nicholas's Day During the Middle Ages St.

Nicholas was one of the most venerated saints in western Europe. Although his popularity has since declined, his feast day, December 6, is still celebrated in the Netherlands and other European countries. Immigrants brought the legends and customs surrounding St. Nicholas with them to the United States.

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A Literary Analysis, Baltimore St. Nicholas: His Legend and His Rôle in the Christmas Celebration and Other Popular Customs (New York and London: G.

Putnam's Sons, ), by George Harley McKnight (Gutenberg text. Death and Legacy. Several sources state Saint Nicholas is believed to have died on December 6, Over the years, stories of his miracles and.

This liquid substance, said to have healing powers, fostered the growth of devotion to Nicholas. The anniversary of his death became a day of celebration, St. Nicholas Day, December 6th (December 19 on the Julian Calendar). Through the centuries many stories and legends have been told of St. True Christmas Spirit (c), by Edward J.

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Putnam's Sons, ), by George Harley McKnight (Gutenberg text and. George H. McKnight is the author of Evolution of the English Language ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), St. Nicholas ( avg rat 4/5. Saint Nicholas of Myra (traditionally 15 March – 6 December ), also known as Nicholas of Bari, was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent from the maritime city of Myra in Asia Minor (Greek: Μύρα; modern-day Demre, Turkey) during the time of the Roman Empire.

Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the : Traditionally 15 MarchPatara, Roman Empire.

Now let’s look at the key dates of the German Christmas celebration. Nikolaustag – 6. Dezember On the night of December 5 (in some places, the evening of Dec. 6), in small communities in Austria and the Catholic regions of Germany, a man dressed as der Heilige Nikolaus (St.

Nicholas, who resembles a bishop and carries a staff) goes from house to house to bring small gifts to the children. Free kindle book and epub Project Gutenberg; 61, free ebooks; 2 by George Harley McKnight; St.

Nicholas by George Harley McKnight. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: McKnight, George Harley, LoC No. Title: St. Nicholas His Legend and His Rôle in the Christmas Celebration and Other Popular Customs.

Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. Nicholas. Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa, is an imaginary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve (24 December) or during the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December).

The modern Santa Claus grew out of traditions Known for: Delivering gifts to children on Christmas Eve. Other artists and writers continued the change to an elf-like St.

Nicholas, “Sancte Claus,” or “Santa Claus,” unlike the stately European bishop. Induring the Civil War, political cartoonist Thomas Nast began a series of annual black-and-white drawings in Harper’s Weekly, based on the descriptions found in the poem and. It became the custom to give gifts to loved ones on his saint’s day, the date of his birth.

Later Christians adopted St. Nicholas for Christmas day, which commemorates the date God gave the greatest gift of all, Christ Jesus for the redemption of the world. Origin of the Modern Day Santa Claus.Christmas traditions include a variety of customs, religious practices, rituals, and folklore associated with the celebration of of these traditions vary by country or region, while others are universal and practiced in a virtually ubiquitous manner across the world.

Traditions associated with the Christmas holiday are diverse in their origins and nature, with some traditions.