Who is Santa Claus?


Who is Santa Claus?

Who is Santa?

Santa Claus is a legendary character originating in Western Christian culture. He is believed to make lists of children and gifting them according to their behavior. Preferably, he brings the gifts toys and candy on Christmas Eve to well-behaved children.

Where is Santa believed to reside?

Santa’s workshop is believed to be at the North Pole. He is said to accomplish the delivery of gifts with the aid of his elves, who make the toys in his and flying reindeer who pull his sleigh through the air.

What’s the origin of Santa & Christmas?

Santa Claus is also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick or Father Christmas.

The modern character of Santa is based on traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas.

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Saint Nicholas was a Greek Christian Bishop in Myra at around 4th-century. Nicholas was famous for gifting the poor. Nicholas was very religious from an early age and devoted his life entirely to Christianity.

How does he look like?

Santa Claus is presented as a white-bearded man with a large port belly. He also wears spectacles – and a very jolly face. He also wears

  • a red coat with white fur collar and cuffs
  • white-fur-cuffed red trousers
  • red hat with white fur
  • black leather belt and boots bag full of gifts

How did his image come about?

Santa’s image became popular in the United States and Canada due to the influence of the 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in the 19th century. A political cartoonist Thomas Nast also played a role in the creation of Santa’s image. This image has been maintained and reinforced through main stream media.