How did Santa Claus become like this
25 Dec , 2020
Santa Claus is a character in Western myths and legends. It quietly gives gifts to children on Christmas Eve and is one of the representative characters of Christmas. He is generally considered to be a derivative image of Saint Nicholas
Santa Claus is a character in Western myths and legends. It quietly gives gifts to children on Christmas Eve and is one of the representative characters of Christmas. He is generally considered to be a derivative image of Saint Nicholas, the Christian saint. The origin of Santa Claus may be related to a red and white mushroom called Amanita muscaria.
Legend has it that every evening on December 24, a mysterious person will fly in the sky on a sleigh pulled by 9 reindeer, enter the house from the chimney from door to door, and then secretly put gifts in the socks on the bedside of the child, or Stacked under the Christmas tree by the fireplace. During the rest of the year, he was busy making gifts and supervising children's behavior.
Although no one has ever seen a mysterious person, people will pretend to be him to give gifts to children. He is usually described as an old man, wearing a red hat, a big white beard, a red cotton-padded coat, red boots, and a big bag with gifts. Because he always presents gifts on Christmas Eve, so It is customary to call him "Santa Claus".
As for the origin of Santa Claus, different cultures also have different interpretations. A more mainstream view is that he is related to a bishop in the town of Mira in Asia Minor in the 4th century.
The bishop's name is Nicholas, who is famous for charity, and often wears a red coat to give gifts to the poor. It is said that there was a poor family with 3 daughters. The poor family depended on borrowing to make a living, but when the creditor came to ask for the debt, they were unable to repay it. They had to agree to the creditor’s request to sell their daughter as a maid. The daughters were naturally very sad, and they shed tears all day long.
After Bishop Nicholas learned of this, one night secretly threw three stockings full of gold coins into their house through the window. The girls received socks and used gold coins to pay off their debts, and survived the fate of becoming maids.
Later, they learned that Nicholas was the one who did good deeds, and the next day happened to be Christmas, so they invited Nicholas to celebrate with him and thanked him for his help.
Since then, every Christmas, the three daughters will tell people the story of their bishop giving gold coins. The custom of secretly giving gifts at Christmas originated from this. Bishop Nicholas also became the original prototype of Santa Claus.
Later, the image of Santa Claus became diversified and eventually became a fat old man, very kind, but there are many colors of clothes, red, blue, green, and yellow Santa Claus abound.
In the end, Coca-Cola intends to use the image of Santa Claus to promote its products. They designed an image of a chubby Santa Claus wearing a big red robe and a long beard. The big red robe of Santa Claus is the theme color of Tasty Kerr. This design made the image of Santa Claus finalized and became popular. worldwide.
In this special year of 2020, we have witnessed many things, both good and bad. The Covid-19 has ravaged the world. Despite this, we have seen many beautiful things. In the new year, we will work together to defeat the epidemic.