The origin of the St. Nicholas tradition goes back to Bishop Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). Little solid historical information is known about Nicholas except that he was Bishop of Myra and died around A.
“Taken from the catacombs of Rome in the century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border.” - Immortal, Toby de Silva (via Retronaut)
KRAMPUS, In the old days, Krampus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as Santa's slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from. (Photo from Holland)
Netflix awesome true story: If you've not seen Nicky's Family or heard of Sir Nicholas Winton, you should. Biopic is on Netflix. AMAZINGLY HUMBLE YOUNG MAN, at the time, saved over 600 children during Holocaust.
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1903 Ball in the Winter Palace (Russian: Костюмированный бал 1903 года) — the famous luxurious ball during the reign of the emperor Nicholas II of Russia in the Winter Palace, St.-Petersburg (February 11 and