Saint Nicolas



The Alliance Française de Cairns invites families to celebrate the tradition of Saint Nicolas (or Saint Nicholas). Saint Nicolas will be there for the children and will have some little surprises for the good kids! 

The details:
When? Friday 6th of December between 4:30pm and 9pm
Where? At the petanque court (corner of McKenzie Street and the esplanade)
Anything else? Bring some food to share (BBQ facilities available) and chairs for your family
Do I need to register? Please let us know how many children are coming so Saint Nicolas doesn't forget them! 

*** Free event*** 

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The story of Saint Nicolas:
 St. Nicholas Day is a popular occasion for children in many parts of Europe because children usually receive gifts on this day. Some European cities such as Bari, Italy recognize St. Nicholas as the patron saint and celebrate with different activities such as gift-giving, parades, feasts and festivals.

St. Nicholas is referred to by many names throughout Europe such as Sinterklaas in the Netherlands or Nikolaus in Germany. In the days leading up to December 6, children throughout Europe put their shoes or a special St. Nicholas boot in front of the fireplace or the front door at night to find them filled with small presents the next morning. A larger amount of gifts is usually brought on the eve of St. Nicholas Day or December 5.


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