Santa’s List Day is celebrated on December 4th in America. Want to know if you’ve done well this year? After all, it is today that the lists of those who deserve gifts for Christmas are being filled. Children who have distinguished themselves by disobedience find coal instead of toys in their socks in the morning! But Santa is good-natured – perhaps he will change his mind at the last moment?
We cannot say who founded the holiday. It may have originated from the popular song “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”. It doesn’t matter now, because a little fun never hurts!
The prototype of Santa Claus is Saint Nicholas. He was an assistant to travelers, but mostly to children. The legend says that one day he found out about a poor family: the father lived with three daughters and could not provide them with a dowry. Then Nikolai imperceptibly threw them a bag of gold – he simply did not dare to personally present them. So, the man gave his first daughter in marriage, and therefore found the bag again. After the fate of the second girl settled down.
For the third time, they managed to catch up with the savior, but Nikolai took an honest word from the father of many children that he would not tell anyone the story. It is noteworthy that the bag all the time accidentally fell into the stocking. The tradition of putting gifts in socks came from here. Now Santa is a huge part of folklore, thousands of children are waiting for him on Christmas night!
Did you know that:
- a white beard and a red suit are a symbol of Santa. The costume was designed by The Coca-Cola Company. He fell in love so much that now it is difficult to imagine him in a different role !;
- in 1655, Christmas was excluded from the list of holidays in the United States, respectively, the beloved hero was also despised;
- Klaus was a bachelor for some time, but his wife is mentioned in the story “The Legend of Christmas” in 1849.
How to celebrate
Do good deeds! Help a stranger on the street, treat a poor man to a meal, bring your colleagues morning coffee… Learn more about Santa: there are many interesting legends in the world! Tell your children about him, ask him to write a letter to him.
When is Santa’s List Day celebrated in 2022?
Santa’s List Day is observed on December 4 each year.