Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: St. Nicholas Day and Black Peter

   I'm still somewhat annoyed I missed St. Nicholas day (somehow didn't realize it was the 6th until the very end of the day!). My family's one story about Luxembourger Christmas traditions relates to St. Nicholas Day. One of my ancestors talked about being frightened of Black Peter (St. Nick's evil sidekick). The Wort.lu site provides a good history of both here. While I have no interest in reviving Black Peter, I would love to see St. Nicholas come back. I relate more with him than with Santa Claus.

    Did you celebrate St. Nicholas Day? What about Santa Lucia? What would you revive?

You can read my previous posts on Black Peter here.
1) http://luxembourggenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/01/thankful-thursday-luxembourg-american_19.html
2) http://luxembourggenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/06/follow-friday-sycamore-stirrings-little.html
3) http://luxembourggenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/06/sentimental-sunday-learning-my-cultural.html

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