St. Nicolas in Germany + a Song

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St. Nicholas is very popular in Germany!

There are various traditions of St Nick there, depending on the region.  In some places he walks from house to house giving treats.  In other places children leave out their polished shoes and boots to be filled with treats and gifts in the middle of the night of December 5th, St. Nick’s Day (Nikolausabend) .  Here’s a famous song that’s sung for St. Nick’s Day in Germany…

Niklaus komm in unser Haus

Niklaus komm in unser Haus,
Pack die gro├čen Taschen aus.
Lustig, lustig, trallerallala!
Heut ist Niklaus abend da,
Heut ist Niklaus abend da.

Nicholas, Come into our House

Nicholas, come into our house,
And unpack your big bags.
Merry, merry, tra la ral la la!
Today is St. Nick’s night,
Today is St. Nick’s night.

Here you can hear the song…

Here you can find the lyrics to a longer version of Nikolaus komm in unser Haus.

Below you can watch St. Niklaus arrive in a neighborhood and be greeted with the first line of the song above "Niklaus komm in unser Haus"…

You can learn more about St. Nicholas here.

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

Mama Lisa

Photo: Wikipedia

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