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Saint Nicholas, the real Santa Claus

Santa Claus is not a character who was completely made up to fit the Christmas spirit Santa Claus has its origin in a saint who really existed and was a generous bishop.Santa Claus is, in a way, the modern representation of Saint Nicholas of Myra, a saint who lived in the 4th century. Nicholas was originally from Asia Minor, where Turkey is today. He was known for his generous and cheerful ch…

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving, and What We Should be Thankful For

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving, and What We Should be Thankful ForThanksgiving is a unique date of American culture, which recalls when the pilgrims at Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts gathered for the first Thanksgiving in the autumn of 1621 in which God was thanked for the abundance of crops in the new world. According to chronicles of the time, a group of settlers (possibly of Dutch origin,…