Aleksa Petrov, St Nicholas Lipensky, 1294

Nicholas died December 6, 343 and was buried in Myra.  December 6 is still celebrated as the feast of St. Nicholas in Catholic and Orthodox tradition, and as St. Nicholas Day in many European countries.  While the date does fall within the advent season and Nicholas was a holy man, his Saint day is not associated with the December 25th birth of Jesus in most traditions.