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Here you see my WebSet 2 Lesson 44

With this Lesson, I wish you a Merry Christmas


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Santa Claus

 

The Origin and History of Santa Claus - How Santa Claus got his name!


The History of Santa Claus dates back many hundreds of years



The history of Santa Claus started with a man called Nicholas


Saint Nicholas, the Patron Saint of children.



He was a saintThe Feast of Sinterklaas, or St. Nicholas



is celebrated by the Dutch on December 6t



On the eve of his feast day (December 5th) Sinterklaas is celebrated by exchanging gifts.



The evening is called "sinterklaasavond" and is especially for children.



In America Sinterklaas developed into the name of Santa Claus.



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