On the 6th of November, St Nicholas’ Day (Nikolaustag) is celebrated in Germany. This goes back to the 3rd century AD, when Nicholas was the bishop of Myra, which is in what is Turkey today. He was a rich man, and known for helping poor people – notoriously he dropped three sacks of gold through a poor family’s chimney which saved their children from being sold into slavery.
Today, St Nicholas is still doing good. When children leave their polished boots outside their door in the eve of St Nicholas’s Day, they will find them filled in the morning; if they have been good in the previous year, they will find nuts, biscuits and sweets, if not – a piece of coal.
To celebrate Nikolaustag Fyling Hall’s years 7 and 8 made their own “Nikolausstiefel” during lessons. They retrieved them on the 6th during tutor time. See for yourselves for yourself how beautiful they are!