St. Nicholas Day Tradition

In keeping with the annual tradition, Saint James School K – 8th grade students left one shoe outside their classroom yesterday in celebration of St. Nicholas day.  A popular tradition in Northern Europe, St. Nick celebrations include leaving a shoe by the fireplace, in which children later find a treat or gift (the origin of our American Christmas stockings).

In addition to the fun that goes along with this special tradition at Saint James, it is also a time that our students learn about Saint Nicholas, who was renowned for his great kindness and generous aid to those in distress.