When we talk about Christmas the first thing that comes in to our mind is Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas who is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24.
Over the centuries, customs from different parts of the Northern Hemisphere thus came together and created the whole world’s Santa Claus – the ageless, timeless, deathless man who gives out gifts on Christmas and always returns to Korvatunturi in Finnish Lapland. The man we know as Santa Claus has a history all his own. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man white-bearded man – sometimes with spectacles – wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots, but his story stretches all the way back to the third century.
Different names of Santa Claus :
A number of figures are associated with Christmas and the seasonal giving of gifts. Among these are Father Christmas, also known as Santa Claus (derived from the Dutch for Saint Nicholas), Père Noël, and the Weihnachtsmann; Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas; the Christkind; Kris Kringle; Joulupukki; Babbo Natale; Saint Basil; and Father Frost.
Santa Claus Desktop Wallpapers :
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