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1. Saint Nicholas was revered throughout the Middle Ages and was patron saint of all these groups but one. Which one?
He was rumoured to have brought 3 boys murdered by an innkeeper back to life and to have refused his mother's milk on fasting days as an infant.
2. When is Saint Nicholas' Feast Day?
Although its not really celebrated in North America, any good Dutch child could tell you that Saint Nicholas' Feast day is Dec. 6th! (That's the day they get their treats!)
3. Before turkey was introduced, Europeans traditionally had any of these for Christmas Dinner, except one. Which one?
The British Royal family had their first Christmas turkey in 1851. It would take up to 3 months for the huge flocks of turkeys to walk to market in specially designed shoes.
4. For which of these events is there no absolute proof that it happened on a Christmas Day?
In ancient times, the date of one's death was more important than the date of their birth. Because birthdays were seldom celebrated then, no one bothered to keep records so there will always be some uncertainty as to Jesus' exact birthdate.
5. By what name do most people know the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" today?
The poem formed the basis for much of what we know about present day Santa. The story is that Moore was out shopping for a turkey and was inspired by the sound of the horses drawing his sleigh and the driver. He composed the poem in his head and read it to his family the next day.
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