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11-8-2020, 11:04 UTC
Czech Christmas Calendar

St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas' Day falls on December 5th and is the most popular holiday in Advent. On that day St. Nicholas, accompanied by a devil and an angel, visits children at home and rewards those who behaviour well in the past year with sweets and fruit, while those who have been naughty receive coal and potatoes. The worst offenders might be carried away to hell in a sack by the devil. St. Nicholas, the devil and angel are usually acted by adults or older children.

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