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St. Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas Day

Saint Nicholas is also known as the patron saint of merchants, sailors, prostitutes, students, falsely accused, repentant criminals and any victim of injustice. Legends of Saint Nicholas paint him as a catholic superhero who saves the day for those in desperate time. Modern times merge him with other legendary characters who bring gifts during wintertime …

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St. Nicholas Day

Celebrated every year on December 5 or 6. Saint Nicholas is one of the many legends that Santa Claus is based on. For as long humans can remember there are holidays with lights, feasts and gift giving around the midwinter time. In many regions there are one or more mysterious givers of gifts. Saint Nicholas …

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World Animal Day

Celebrated every year on October 4 World Animal Day is celebrated on the same day as the feast day for  St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis is a popular catholic saint who is considered to be the patron saint for animals, ecology, merchants …and a list of some other things according to who you ask it. …

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Peter Gurney Day

Peter Gurney, the guinea pig man

March 9 celebrates the birthday of the late Peter Gurney, who was also known as “the Guinea Pig Man”. Peter Gurney did many tings in life, but his global legacy is how he encouraged a better health care for guinea pigs, in a world where veterinarian services mostly focus on cattle, cats and dogs and …

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