Day 6, Svatý Mikuláš: Today’s Christmas Song

If you’re from the Czech Republic or another place in Europe, on December 6th you will be celebrating the day of Svatý Mikuláš, known in English as Saint Nicholas Day.

In honour of my Czech birth and my mother, I’m devoting today’s post to the Czech singer Karel Gott.

Born in 1939 in Plzeň, former Czechoslovakia (you know, Pilsner Urquell Brewery, world-renowned beer?), Karel Gott has been active since 1958. He is a singer, actor, songwriter, and painter.

Watch this beautiful video of Karel Gott strolling through the streets of Praha (Prague), posted by Nickethe: Dny zázraků a přání, which means “Days of miracles and wishes”– O Holy Night.

Lose yourself in his spectacular voice, particularly at the climax of the song toward the end.

A blog article about Svatý Mikuláš

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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6 Responses to Day 6, Svatý Mikuláš: Today’s Christmas Song

  1. JJAzar says:

    Hilarious music video! It’s an oldschool kind of corny. I liked it!

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  2. It is very old school, yes. The singer has been at it for a long time, and this is one of the old versions. But the voice and the scenery are timeless.

    I tried to put up a variety of different music, dates, genres, and even cultures as part of this series. [Spoiler]: Tomorrow’s song is Pentatonix from 2013. I’m thinking you might enjoy posts 8-10 also. Definitely more modern and lively.

    Thanks for your comments.

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  3. notamigrant says:

    Thanks for posting. I have also written on St Nicholas recently

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  4. Pingback: Day 6, Svatý Mikuláš: Today’s Christmas Song | Beyond the Precipice

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