Children recite Nikolaus poems when the Nikolauses come out of the church

Children recite Nikolaus poems when the Nikolauses come out of the church

Photos: St Nikolausgruppe Wil

St Nikolausgruppe Wil

Wil, Canton St. Gallen, Switzerland

Civic Festival, etc

Twelve identically dressed Saint Nicholasen of Myra leave the St Nikolaus Church to greet children in the streets. The twelve visit children and older homebound folks during three days around 6 December. Knecht Ruprecht accompanies the good saint.
Children recite Nikolaus poems when the Nikolauses come out of the church
The Nikolausen greet children in the streets
Saint Nikolaus visits children in homes (donations fund gifts for those in need)
Nikolaus visits senior adults as well as children
The Nikolausen relax after making their rounds