Thursday, December 4, 2008

Celebrating the feast day of Saint Nicholas (Sveti Nikola)

Saint Nicholas (Sveti Nikola) has his feast day on the 6th of December. As youngsters I recall being taken by dad, mum brothers and sister to the Croatian Club or park nearby (Hollywood Park) in Landsvale, Sydney where there would be lots of entertainment for the children, a barbecue and music. The highlight was the handing out of presents by Saint Nicholas and having your photo taken with him. Lots of fun and laughter eventuated as the children opened up their presents. A fun day had by all.

Do you have any childhood recollections of celebrating Christmas in Australia within the Croatian community?
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