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Where did the name Santa Claus originate? The name Santa Claus derived from the Dutch name Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas is also known as De Goedheiligman, The Good Holy Man or more commonly Saint Nicholas

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The name Santa Claus was created by the Dutch who settled in the New York region of America, the term Sinterklaas, the Dutch name for St Nicholas, was Americanized to produce the name Santa Claus

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In Holland Christmas is celebrated on December 6th, St Nicholas Day. Sinterklaas travels by boat from Spain to Amsterdam and gives gifts to children with the help of his white horse

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The abbreviation Xmas originally derived from the Greek word X, which means Christ! The use of Xmas dates back to the 16th century

Fun Fact 5

In Poland children receive gifts on St Nicholas day, December 6th. The character of Santa Claus was based Saint Nicholas, who was know to be kind and generous to children

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In Greece kids receive presents from Saint Basil on January 1st. Saint Basils name was Aghios Vassilis, his story is similar to that of St Nicolas. January 1st is St Vasilis's Day

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The popular Christmas red leafed house plant named the Poinsettia was introduced into America from Mexico during the early 1800's

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In Russia Santa does not bring presents and gifts, they are bought by an old woman called Babouschka

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In Spain Christmas celebrations begin on 8 December, with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Presents are exchanged on January 6th, the Twelfth Night, the same night that the Three Kings gave gifts to baby Jesus

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Glass Christmas tree ornaments were first produced in Germany during the 1850s

Fun Fact 11

Christmas in Australia falls in summertime; a typical Christmas meal is a barbeque, which the Australians call a barbie, consisting of steak, prawns and fish (surf and turf). Ice-cream Cake is a popular Christmas dessert

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In China Christmas is called the festival of Sheng Dan Jieh, which means Holy Birth Festival. Homes are decorated and the traditional Christmas tree is called the "tree of light"

Fun Fact 13

On Christmas Eve in Norway farmers leave a bowl of porridge, called nisse, in their barns. This is to please the magic gnomes who will in return protects their farms

Fun Fact 14

Due to world time zones Kiritimati, also known as Christmas Island, is the first place to celebrate Christmas each year, closely followed by New Zealand

Fun Fact 15

How can Santa travel the world within 24 hours? NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) reports that Santa is able to travel within his own time range or time-space continuum. After all he is a Saint!

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