The socks of San Nicolás. Turkish Christmas Legend
Does anyone know how Santa Claus started to distribute gifts? And because? This beautiful story based on a Turkish legend, brings us the story of Saint Nicholas, a bishop who liked to see people happy. Take advantage of Christmas to tell this beautiful story of The Socks of Saint Nicholas to the chi
Does anyone know how Santa Claus started to distribute gifts? And because? This beautiful story based on a Turkish legend, brings us the story of Saint Nicholas, a bishop who liked to see people happy.
Take advantage of Christmas to tell this beautiful story of The Socks of Saint Nicholas to the children and talk about the story of Santa Claus with them.
Story of San Nicolás socks for children
Hazan, Sila and Nor were three very poor Turkish girls, who lived next to their father in a humble house. The father was very sad, because his daughters grew up and he realized that he would not have enough money to pay a dowry the day they wanted to get married, since it was typical in Turkey to pay a dowry for each marriageable daughter.
The girls were so poor, they did not have shoes, and in winter, they had to walk through the snow with simple socks. Years passed and the girls became adorable girls.
On the night of December 24, they came from the street and took off their soaked socks. They were put to dry next to the fireplace. The sisters, began to cry. Her father asked them what was wrong, and the older one answered:
- I have fallen in love with a soldier, dad, but I can not get married because I do not have a dowry.
- I fell in love with a teacher - the median said - but I will not be able to get married for lack of money.
- And I ... -continued the youngest- I fell in love with a musician, but having no dowry, I can not do anything.
The father lowered his head very sad, and everyone went to sleep. What they did not know is that Nicolás, a kind bishop who lived in his own town, had heard everything from the other side of the window. Moved, it occurred to him that he could help. That night, Nicolás put on his red cape and hat and entered the girls' house by the chimney. He left a sack of money in each of the girls' socks.
The next morning, the girls found the money, and crazy with joy, ran to find their partners. That same day, the three girls got married, radiant with happiness.
Nicolás, seeing the joy that this small gesture had caused, decided that every year, every December 24, he would leave gifts to all the people he could. Over the years he became famous, but as no one knew who he really was, they started calling him, Santa Claus.