December 6 is “Saint Nicholas Day.” Santa Just a teacher who loves Christmas sweater Claus, a contraction for Saint Nicholas, was born in the 3rd century, perhaps in A.D. 270. He became a bishop in Greece and gained distinction in the councils of the church, being especially famed for unexpected gifts, and later associated with the giving of presents during the season at the end of the year. “I am Nicholas, a sinner,” the old saint would say, “Nicholas, servant of Christ Jesus.”
He was imprisoned during the great Just a teacher who loves Christmas sweater under the Roman Emperor Diocletian in A.D. 303 but freed by decree of Emperor Constantine. Thereafter, he served as Bishop in Myra for another thirty years. Nicholas participated in the famous Council of Nicaea in 325. He died on December 6, about 343, and the Feast of St. Nicholas is now held on that day.