Monday, December 12, 2011

Santa -The Actual Gift Givers Are Different In Various Countries

    Santa Claus
  • England: Father Christmas
  • France: Pere Noel (Father Christmas)
  • Germany: Christkind (angelic messenger from Jesus) She is a beautiful fair haired girl with a shining crown of candles.
  • Holland: St Nicholas.
  • Italy: La Befana (a kindly old witch)
  • Spain and South America: The Three Kings
  • Russia: In some parts - Babouschka (a grandmotherly figure) in other parts it is Grandfather Frost.
  • Scandinavia: a variety of Christmas gnomes. One is called Julenisse
  • and of course
  • United States: Santa Claus

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