SANTA CLAUS’ TOMB MAY HAVE BEEN DISCOVEREDDecember 27, 2017
Archaeologists in Turkey are about to ruin our childhood hopes!
It was reported a few months ago that Santa Claus’ tomb may have been discovered beneath an ancient church in Demre, southern Turkey. Well, OK. We’re not really talking about Santa… We are referring to Saint Nicholas, the inspiration behind Santa Claus!
The Bishop who was born in Demre, Turkey, was well known for his act of kindness and generosity towards children. He’s also the one who started the secret gift-giving (Secret Santa) by putting coins inside shoes. Does it sound familiar? This was celebrated on his feast day, December 6th.
In the 16th century, he was recognized as Father Christmas and was always seen giving gifts to the kids. When the Dutch arrived in America, Saint Nicholas or “Sinterklaas” later evolved to Santa Claus.
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