Saint Nicolas of Myra Turkey Born to Christian Parents Celebrated as Great Man Tradition Brought by the Dutch


If not for the Dutch colonists in America, the Santa Claus tradition would not have made it across the Atlantic for his legendary generosity to be celebrated eventually around the globe now about 1,700 years after he lived on the coast of Turkey at Myra in the days of the murderous emperor Diocletian who was followed by Constantine embracing Christianity as a force in the world which can’t be stopped. Saint Nicolas would probably prefer that he not be celebrated during the Roman’s festival of Saturnalia, as it became for Constantine trying to merge Christianity with the pagan calendar.