Today, Nicholas is mostly known as a figure of tradition. He is often shown wearing a white beard, red coat and carrying the Book of Wisdom and a sack full of gifts. In America, Coca-Cola has him drive a truck as “Coca-Cola-Santa”, in Nordic countries he steers his reindeer. In Russia he has appeared as “Father Frost” since the October Revolution. In Switzerland he is accompanied by his assistant Schmutzli, who is also known as Knecht Ruprecht in Germany. There and in many other parts of the world, Nicholas replaces the Christ child or Father Christmas visiting the children at home and openly presenting gifts on Christmas Eve or December 25. The secret gift-giving, as in the legend of the rescue of the three women, is taken up nowadays in the custom of “Secret Santa”.