Saint Nicholas was a historic 4th-century Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra (Turkey). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him. Thus he became the model for Santa Claus, whose modern name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas. His reputation evolved among the faithful as was common for early Christian saints. In 1087, his relics were furtively translated to Bari, in southeastern Italy; for this reason, he is also known as Nikolaos of Bari. His feastday is 6 December.
Mirusuvil St Nicholas Church