Re: St. Nick
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 14:25:39 -0700
St. Nicholas is indeed a Christian saint, however if he is the one
celebrated it is done properly on December 6 (his feast day). Likewise,
if the gifts of the Wise Men are being celebrated they are properly done
on January 6 (Epiphany, see for example most Hispanic cultures).
Santa Claus as an icon bringing gifts on Dec 25 is a secular
amalgamation of various beliefs from various religions.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City