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Santa Claus

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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).

Understand[edit]

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.

Destinations[edit]

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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