Christmas is a Christian holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth on December 25.
It is the monk Denys the Lesser in the year 525, under the orders of the pope John 1st, who fixed this date by basing himself on the Alexandrine rule decided at the time of the 1st council of Nicée in the year 325.
Christmas and Santa Claus?
But what is the relationship with Christmas and Santa Claus? Although time has changed his appearance and personality, this good old man once lived! He is Nicholas of Myre, known for his sense of justice and charity.
Because of his goodness, the church decided, several centuries after his death, to canonize him. It is “Saint Nicholas” that we celebrate on December 6!
The cult of St. Nicholas was not introduced in Germany until the 10th century. His story was embellished with legend and he is nowadays presented as the protector of children.