Hoekom hang ons Kerskouse op? Die geskiedenis van die vakansie tradisie

Maar waar presies kom die vakansietradisie vandaan? Volgens History.com, hangkouse kom van 'n legende oor Sint Nikolaas.

In daardie legende, Saint Nicholas gave three poor sisters gold coins and dropped the coins down the chimney. One of the coins went into a pair of shoes that were left on the hearth, while another coin went into a pair of socks that were hanging by the fire to dry, the site states.

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Because of that legend, op Oukersaand, children in Scandinavia leave their shoes on the hearth, while children in the U.S. and the U.K. leave their stockings on their bedpost or near the fireplace in the hopes that the stockings and shoes will be filled with treats, History.com reported.

The tradition of hanging stockings reportedly comes from a legend about Saint Nicholas. (iStock)

The tradition of hanging stockings reportedly comes from a legend about Saint Nicholas. (iStock)

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