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Santa Claus

folkloric figure, said to deliver gifts to children on Christmas Eve

Santa Claus or Sinterklaas are corruptions of the name and mission of "Saint Nicholas", a historical bishop in Myra, Lycia (now part of Mediterranean Turkey).

UnderstandEdit

St. Nicholas was reputed for secretly giving to the poor in the late third century. In some countries, anonymous seasonal gifts are attributed to him; in others, Father Christmas (French: Père Nöel), Father Frost (Russian: Ded Moroz - Дед Мороз, Belarusian: Дзед Мароз, Ukrainian Дід Мороз), the three wise men or the baby Jesus are attributed as secret gift givers.

DestinationsEdit

There are multiple destinations named for Santa Claus or St. Nicholas, or named or known for various related themes such as the North Pole:

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