St. Nicholas Cookies and Pierniczki
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For Christians who follow the Gregorian calendar, St. Nicholas Day is celebrated on Dec. 6, but for Orthodox Christians who follow the Julian calendar, it's Dec. 19. Many believe St. Nicholas to be the real-life inspiration for Santa Claus.
St. Nicholas on Parade
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Get in the spirit of things and celebrate on Dec. 6 or Dec. 19, or both days, and host your own St. Nicholas party:
- How St. Nicholas Day Is Celebrated in Poland
- St. Nicholas Day Cookie Pattern and Craft Ideas
- Polish Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
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