Miklavž – St Nicholas Saint Nicholas was born in Patara and died in Mira. He was a clergyman. Saint Nicholas is protector of mariners and fishermen, because there were fishermen in his family. He was a generous councillor. In Slovenia he visits children on 6th December. He brings presents for children. He is accompanied by angels and devils so children are very scared when they see claws but they are also very happy because they get a presents. Saint Nicholas was also a bishop, so he is wearing a bishop’s cloak, a hat and he carries a bishop’s stick.