St Nikolaus with boy
St. Nikolaus in Eschen
Photo: Gemeinde Eschen
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In Liechtenstein the Christmas season begins with the celebration of St. Nicholas Day on 6 December. St. Nicholas, who may be a friend or family member in costume, visits each home to talk with the children. After asking them if they have been good children, he makes notes in his large book. The children tell him what they would like the Christmas Angel to bring on Christmas Eve. St. Nicholas gives the children small treats before he leaves. It is his responsibility to tell the Christmas Angel about the children's Christmas wishes.

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