Christmas is still weeks away, however the real Santa Clause is celebrated throughout the world today, Dec. 6. The real Saint Nicholas lived in the country of Greece, and was born just a couple hundred years after the birth of Christ, according to Holiday Insights.
The real St. Nick wasn't known for being jolly, but he did give up all of his belongings to needy people, especially children in need. Hanging up stockings also originated with St. Nicholas, who was known to throw bags of gold coins into the open windows of poor homes, according to Holiday Insights.
Here's what else you need to know today.
1. Today's forecast calls for rain showers in the morning evolving into steady rain in the afternoon with a high around 55 degrees. Rainfall of up to a quarter of an inch is expected. Overnight the rain will switch to a wintry mix as the temperature drops to the low 30's.
2. In honor of St. Nicholas Day, visit GoFundMe.com if you're interested in donating to a local fundraising campaign.
3. Are you a commuter? Keep tabs on local traffic in real-time to choose your best route to the office.
4. Do you need to fill up your gas tank when you head out? Use our Mapquest widget to compare the lowest prices in the East Brunswick area.