Santa Around the World

Christmas is a festivity most awaited by children and this has immensely helped in the survival of the legends of Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.

The American version of St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus originally came from the Dutch version called Sint Klaas. The Dutch settlers in New York brought this fun and lively tradition to America.

The basis for the Santa Claus is Bishop Nicholas of Smyrna (Izmir), in what is now Turkey. Nicholas lived in the 4th century A.D. He was very rich, generous, and loving toward children. Often he gave joy to poor children by throwing gifts in through their windows. He is supposed to have died on December 6 which is why his feast is celebrated on that date. Recognized for his great generosity, he is the patron saint of little children and school children. He is also known as the friend and protector of all those in trouble.

This year our friend, Mikolaj, visited the children of Warsaw Montessori School on Friday, December 7th!  We all had quite a special day.

Happy Christmas!

our schools

  • Toddlers
    age: 12m - 2,5

    • Montessori Toddler School
      ul. Tatrzańska 5a,
      00-742 Warszawa
      www
    • Montessori Toddler School
      ul. Badowska 19,
      00-752 Warszawa
      www
  • CASA DEI BAMBINI
    age: 2,5 – 5/6

    • Casa dei Bambini Warsaw Montessori
      ul. Badowska 19,
      00-752 Warszawa
      www
    • Casa dei Bambini Izabelin
      ul. Szkolna 16,
      05-080 Izabelin
      www
  • schools
    age: 5/6 – 18

    • Warsaw Montessori School
      ul. Szwoleżerów 4,
      00-464 Warszawa
      www
    • Warsaw Montessori Middle School
      ul. Tatrzańska 5a,
      00-742 Warszawa
      www
    • Warsaw Montessori High School
      ul. Pytlasińskiego 13a,
      00-777 Warszawa
      www