Saint Nicholas is quite prominent in the countries and cities of which he is a patron saint.
These include Apulia in Italy, Sicily, Greece, Lorraine in France, and many cities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
In these countries Saint Nicholas Day rather than Christmas day is the
St. Andrew's Day is the feast of Saint Andrew and is celebrated on the 30th November each year.
Saint Andrew has been the patron saint of Scotland since about the middle of the