As a Czech growing up in the US, we held to our traditions for the Christmas Season. However, through the years, because of marrying a non-Czech and my parents passing away, I have forgotten many of these traditions. I know that on December 6, St. Nicholas Day, we put out stockings on the windows for St Nicholas to fill. That is all I remember, not the reasons for it, not when they were put out and not when they were filled. Can someone fill in these gaps. Also, I remember that when we lived in Germany, we lived in a Czech community and on St. Niclolas Day, St Nicholas visited our apartment with an angel and the Devil. Please fill in the why's and wherefore's. On Christmas Eve, we held that as a day of fast, we had a traditional diner of fish chowder, fried fish, potato salad and for dessert, apple strudel. I have kept that tradition at my home over the years, but the reason for all this has been forgotten. Also, we received our gifts on Christmas Eve, unlike the US tradition of Christmas Morning. Please provide the reason for that. If there is anything else about the Christmas Holidays that can be filled in, please provide, so I may pass this on to my children. Maybe we can resurect some of the other customs to make it a bit more Czech. Thank You.