Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Name Day, Mikuláš! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Mikuláš.  Happy Name Day, Mikuláš!
The name Mikuláš is the Czech and Slovak form of Nicholas, which is of Greek origin and means "people of victory."

Saint Nicholas (4th century) is known as the patron saint of Greece and Russia, children, scholars, sailors, and pawnbrokers, and (via his Dutch name, Sinte Klaas) the original Santa Claus.