In France, children anxiously await December 6th, the day of la Fête de St. Nicholas. St Nicholas was a Greek bishop in the 4th century, known for his goodness and kindness, He became the patron saint of children. In France, the children leave their shoes out, and St. Nicholas fills them with candies and presents. If the children are bad, his friend Père Fouettard leaves a stick behind for the parents to deal with the children.
Students made paper shoes and decorated them in class today, in the hopes that St. Nicholas will find his way from France this Friday... Jouyeux Fêtes!! (Happy Holidays)