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St. Nicholas Brings Joy to Children, His Helpers Fear

Ljubljana, 5 December - Saint Nicholas (270-343), the patron saint of children, is being celebrated around the country tonight in line with a tradition that started in the 19th century. One of the most popular among the saints is visiting children, rewarding those who have been good with what are usually smaller gifts.

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St Nicholas arrives in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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St Nicholas on a walkabout in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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Angels and devils accompanying St Nicholas in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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St Nicholas on a walkabout in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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St Nicholas on a walkabout in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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St Nicholas on a walkabout in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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St Nicholas on a walkabout in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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The devils accompanying St Nicholas at a procession in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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The devils accompanying St Nicholas at a procession in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
St Nicholas on a walkabout in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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The devils accompanying St Nicholas at a procession in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
The devils accompanying St Nicholas at a procession in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
The devils accompanying St Nicholas at a procession in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana.
Miklavžev sprevod.
Bruhalci ognja.
Foto: Anže Malovrh/STA

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The devils accompanying St Nicholas at a procession in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
The devils accompanying St Nicholas at a procession in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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