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Celebrating Miss Saint Nicolas...
Like in Holland, in the French region of Lorraine Santa Claus has been replaced by Saint Nicolas, whose birthday is celebrated december 5th (in Holland) or december 6th (in France). Like Santa, saint Nicolas always is a very old man. Old fashioned, isn't it? Why can't a beautiful young girl be a saint?
Well, she can. Marine Sanin (17) has been chosen to be Miss Saint Nicolas 2005 at a municipal party in Saint Nicolas de Port, near Nancy.
The old man isn't completely forgotten. The municipality still offers the possibility for children to write a letter to the old saint. Please enclose a drawing.
saint Nicolas is celebrated in Lorraine because he's not only friend of the children, but also the patron of the region. In Nancy it even takes two days to celebrate his arrival, on december 3th and 4th. More then a 100.000 people are expected to attend this festival.
Posted by Peter on november 19, 2005 at 08:25 AM
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Geef toe, dat zou geen gezicht zijn. Straks wil je d'r nog en baard op plakken ook...
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