Who is Santa Claus?


Siwon Woo, Contributor

Buena Park- Santa Claus. The father of Christmas. The white-bearded man who wears a red suit and a hat with white fur. The most loved man in the whole world. Who brings gifts to well-behaved children on Christmas Eve. Who all know who he is. A person who doesn’t exist but is still the symbol of Christmas. However there still was a real Santa Claus back in the day. It is the origin of the symbol of Christmas. 

 Who is Santa Claus?

According to republicworld.com Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, is a legend originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts on Christmas Eve of toys and candy to well-behaved children, and either coal or nothing to naughty children. The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Nicholas is the real Santa Claus. Nicholas is the beginning of the story of Santa Claus.

Where is Santa Claus?

However there is actually a Santa Claus Village in Poland. According to santaclausvillage.info You can meet Santa Claus and cross the magical Arctic Circle every day at the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland. Santa Claus spends his time at Santa Claus Village every day of the year to take care of his mission in life; to enhance the well-being of children and the kindness of grown-ups, as well as spread the message of love and goodwill and the Christmas Spirit across the globe. It would be a fun place to visit. You can also write letters to Santa Claus too.