Metro Manila · Celebrating St. Nicholas Day at the Goethe Institute

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Nicholas Day on December 6 is an important pre-Christmas celebration in several European countries. The Goethe Institute invites to a 'Kulturabend: Nikolaustag', with traditional songs, a quiz, sausages, and the hot wine punch 'Glühwein' (mulled wine).

St. Nicholas is the saint who later became Santa Claus and Father Christmas. In countries like Germany, he fills children's boots with sweets and little presents on December 6. The German Goethe Institute therefore dedicates a Cultural Night to St. Nicholas. It will be a merry get-together of expats, German-learners and other guests.

Come and enjoy sausages, beer, and Glühwein, a sweet and hot red wine which is flavored with Christmas spices. Students of the language institute will sing German Christmas Songs like O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) and Stille Nacht (Silent Night). In a trivia game the audience can test their knowledge about Nicholas Day and Christmas in Germany.

The Kulturabend, or Cultural Night, is a regular event of the Goethe Institute, with changing topics related to German culture and everyday life.

When and Where

Kulturabend: Nikolaustag

Friday, December 6, 2013, 6 pm (open-end)

Goethe Institut Manila, outside area in front of the library

L.P. Leviste corner Villar Street,  Salcedo Village, Makati City


The event is open to all and admission is free. However, donations for typhoon victims are accepted in-kind, such as toiletries, basic medicines, toys and school supplies for children. These will be forwarded to the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry for distribution to affected provinces.