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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Trivia Tuesday: Holdiay Gifting, Stockings and St. Nicolas



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Christmas stockings, holiday gift giving and 
St. Nicolas are said 
to originate in 
Asia Minor.  


The story is 
there was an impoverished widower that had no dowry for his three daughters.
Without a dowry there would not be any hope of marriage and their grim future source of income would be, let’s say…, the world’s oldest profession.   

A kind priest  
upon hearing of their plight , Saint Nicolas, 
anonymously gifted them dowries. It's said the funds were found in their freshly washed stockings being hung by the fire to dry.




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