Santa’s Claus Story
I will not start with the famous phrase “It was once like never, as if it would not be told …” because I may become ridiculous, but I thought it would be good to remind you that there are 11 days until December 24th, less than two weeks when Santa arrives, with gifts for children but also for adults, days when magic can become reality for some, for others a nightmare, but for most of us a great joy and happiness, days in which our dreams can be real and for others they can be swept away as if they did not exist.
It remains to be seen, who knows what can happen? And yet the miracles occur every day.
The fever of Christmas before Christmas grows in intensity as the days go by and the period is diminishing with the passage, but the euphoria that envelops us all with its magical cloak is growing even more so that no one of us can know and no anticipation, what can be hidden in the sadness of the soul.
However, in an attempt to paraphrase “Wilhelm von Humboldt – who said in a famous phrase that – The way a man accepts his destiny is more important than his own destiny” I will try to accept my own, namely to write something from time to time, maybe once, somewhere or someone, will wake me up to the transit state I am in, guiding my steps in a less aggressive way and instead of the lost paradise to receive the winning ticket to a better world, and discover that memories that help you live in the present are not good.
But let’s go back for a moment in time in the less shadowy labyrinth of history and legends and myths related to no one other than Santa Claus.
Is not that great idea?
After a brief documentary but effective inspiration, His nibs Inspiration, the climax came to me by reading something about Santa Claus, of customs and traditions, related both to the country in which I was born and live, as well as to other countries world.
In my naivety, I thought to share with them, maybe they will be interesting even if I once said that I do not need inspiration being full of ideas, but here it all comes out suddenly.
But it would be better to start and not create too much mystery around this story, though she is full of mystery and fantasy.
Santa Claus, among other things, finds a mythological figure imagined to be dressed in a red suit that lives in Finland but also in Canada surrounded by ladies, who help him to prepare gifts, wrapping and transporting them to the mosquito’s sleigh.
The significance of the Christmas holidays is specific to the Geto-Dacians, although on the same day the Roman Saturnians are celebrated, and then the death and rebirth of the Iranian goddess of zeal, Mithra, as late as three centuries after the appearance of Christianity to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus.
Returning to Christmas, his name is said to be a personified noun of Santa Claus, his archaic myth being transfigured into the myth of a demonic shepherd who refuses to invite Virgo Mary to be born in Jesus.
But his wife, Craciuneasa, receives her secretly and her husband at birth, the act for which she is punished by Christmas by cutting her hands.
But the Virgin Mary, whose well-being is recognized, saves her and helps her redeem her hands.
This miracle converts Christmas to Christianity (a religion that has not yet appeared).
The miracle and joy forced Christmas to light a big rug and dance around him with his servants.
After the kindness and thanksgiving for the deed of the Virgin Mary, she shares pastoral gifts that she had in her house, milk, house, cheese, sour cream, for her but also for the little Jesus.
The existence of Santa Claus is 365 or 366 days depending on the year, after which it ages and dies after the birth of the New Year.
It is very true that the stories about Santa are much more romantic today than the old stories, and bloomed with the kind and kind of creatures that are credible for the children, and why not for the adults.
Traditions in the world about the coming of Santa Claus are multiple, resulting in the same habits in the end, the gifts being returned to children in particular, but also to adults on a case-by-case basis.
For example, we write letters to Santa Claus and are sent by post, waiting for Christmas carols, in the USA children leave cakes and milk for the coming of Santa.
In the Netherlands, Santa Claus comes on a white horse, giving children multiple gifts in their wooden boots, and in Sweden, baby gifts are put in a big bag that later bloom in the snow and then they are divided, the mosque being expected this time with milk rice, and in Russia Santa Claus comes with Snow White.
In Italy, however, it is customary that, before Santa’s arrival, Befana be sent, an ugly and old-fashioned groom, riding the mature to check whether the children were good or not. In England, children write many letters for Santa Claus, which are then thrown into fire in the stove, because the smoke pulled out on the basket to transmit their wish to them, but in Iceland there are 13 Santa Claus – one for the period December 24 – January 6 each day children receiving gifts from each Santa Clause in part, obviously only those who were good for those who were not good receive a potato.
I do not know if all this is true and the tradition is respected in each country, but I know that there are other customs in the world that are specific to each country, but I wanted in a few words to share those traditions and customs that seemed to me something more interesting.
I wonder what I will receive ? Because, I was fine?
But I think I will do as I did to Mos Nicholas, take a few gifts to put them under the Christmas tree, gifts that I like and go as usual to eat a cake, drink coffee in a the usual restaurant, cigarette being forced to smoke it out (God, I hate this absurd law, but I did not want to make public policies, so …).
And what do you get for Christmas? Are any gifts that you dreamed and wanted and that you thought about?
I have the belief that yes, I cannot afford to wish you all the heart Happy holidays, and happy Christmas, and maybe who knows, to come up with a more interesting story and that can catch your attention more if those which I have written so far.