December 6 is St. Nicholas Day. In Germany, children polish their boots and put them outside, in the hopes that Nicholas will leave them a treat. Where does this tradition come from and how does St. Nicholas differ from Santa Claus?
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Were your boots ready for St. Nicholas Day on December 6? DW's Sertan Sanderson explores why the saint means so much to both secular and religious people all over the world.
For centuries his mission has been holy - on December 6, St. Nicholas comes to Germany to bring sweet treats to all the good children. No path is too far, and he even manages to be everywhere at the same time.
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