8 Facts About Saint Nicholas

1. St Saint Nicholas is a symbol of generosity, as shown by the giving of gifts in his honor.

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2. St Saint Nicholas had a reputation for kindness and generosity, especially to the poor, and these traits became the basis for various legends.

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3. Grand Duke Saint Nicholas was made commander in the Caucasus, where he won successes against the Turks until the February Revolution of 1917 deprived him of his command.

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4. St Saint Nicholas exists in heaven and intercedes for those who ask for his prayers.

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5. St Saint Nicholas was a working, albeit wealthy, man who complemented his day job with caring for his congregation as well as a full-time Bishop.

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6. St Saint Nicholas was born circa 280 in Patara, Lycia, an area that is part of present-day Turkey.

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7. St Saint Nicholas transformed into the legendary character called Santa Claus, who brings Christmas presents to children around the world.

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8. In 2018, Saint Nicholas won the individual title at the Galloway Invitational for the second straight year and the Cape-Atlantic League championship.

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