Mikulás nap

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Mikulás nap

Members of the Christchurch Hungarian Club at the Clubrooms on Hardy Street, New Brighton celebrating Mikulás nap.
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Contributor's note: “Celebrating Mikulás nap, St Nicholas Day – 6 December (we hold on the closest Sunday). Children receive gifts from Santa Claus/St Nick on the 6th (if they were good). For many years the club also had a Krampus who would be the bane of naughty children – just coal for them at best. (In Hungary children also get presents from the Baby Jesus on the night of the 24th.)”
Historical Note
The Christchurch Hungarian Club was incorporated 5 August 1975. The Clubhouse at 11 Hardy Street was bought by members in June 1975; individuals paid off $50-$300 at a time over several years. Prior to buying the clubhouse they rented various rooms in Central Christchurch for events. 1956 Revolution day is a national holiday in Hungary on the 23 October. In New Zealand it is held on the closest Sunday. Almost of the founding members of the Christchurch Hungarian Club were refugees from 1956.

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