Santa Claus

Santa Claus

Demre, Land of Santa Claus

 

 

Old name is Myra, after which St. Nicholas spouted forth myrrh in this city. St. Nicholas is known as Santa Claus throughout the world. He was born in Patara, spent his wealth to help the poor and needy. After he migrated to Myra from Patara, he was selected to become bishop. During his life, he always had seen respect except the time of Emperor Diocletianus and Licinius who were both against Christians. Church of Santa Claus is still attracting thousands of religious visitiors as well as the guests visiting the region.


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