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Who was Santa Claus? Some quick facts about the legendary saint

SAINT NICHOLAS,VISITS THE SICK

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Philip Kosloski - published on 12/06/18

He didn't live at the North Pole, but he was a jolly old man who was known as a gift-giver.

The legendary figure of Santa Claus has gone through many revisions over the centuries. However, while the modern-day character of St. Nick is far removed from the original person he is based on, he still contains much of the “spirit” of the 4th-century saint.

Here are a few quick facts about the beloved Christmas figure, who was once an inspiring bishop who gave gifts to those in need.


MYRA TURKEY

Read more:
Santa Claus’ real hometown isn’t the North Pole


SAINT NICHOLAS CHURCH

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