St. Nicolas day is big in Poland, and in Europe. In Poland kids are usually waiting for St. Nicholas (święty Mikołaj) on the evening of Dec 5th. There is always an anticipation, if he will bring a gift or rózga (a bunch of sticks to beat your little behind if you were notty).
To have more fun, we invited some kids to share this special day. We’ve had Australians, Poles, Dutch among us, not mentioning out of state people, so it was truly an international event.
I have made a little puppet of St. Nicholas (bought $1 Santa Claus puppet at Dollar General, cut one part of the hat off, sewed to make a shape of tiara) to tell the stories about St. Nick. There was cookie decorating, food, gift exchange.