When Does SANTA CLAUS Come to the City? Who is this Santa?
Well, how many of us know that New Year’s Eve has nothing to do with Christmas? Or that Santa Claus actually had no connection with either Christianity or St. Nicholas?
Today’s Gregorian Calendar, or the Gregorian Calendar, began to be used in the 16th century, but its origin is the Roman Republic Calendar and it has no connection with Christianity.
The church, which was recognized by the Roman Empire in the fourth century and gained its freedom, took the Roman Calendar itself and cleaned all the cultural elements in it. Hz. He placed Christmas and Easter, which includes the birth, death, resurrection and ascension of Christ.
Friday, December 25 is Christmas Why Not January 1st?
Theworld is on January 6 every year until the 4th century; Hz. He celebrated the incarnation of Jesus, his circumcision at the age of eight days, his presentation at the temple when he was 40 days old, his speech with the clergy at the age of 12, and his baptism by John on the 30th, with a feast called “Epiphany”.
In the same years in Rome, Saturnalia fun ended on December 24, and the sunrise was celebrated for Mitra, the God of Light, on December 25. These entertainments, clergymen who tried to spread religion in Rome because it did not comply with the Christian moral understanding, took the “celebration of the birth of Jesus into the world” in 354 to 25 December. In 380, the Eastern Church in Istanbul also accepted this change.
In the following years, these celebrations began to be called Christmas in English or Christmas in French. The origin of the word Christmas comes from the words ‘Christ’, that is, ‘Christ’ and ‘mass’, which is the name given to the ritual of blessing bread and wine made in churches. Hz. The birth of Jesus in the body, and the day of his ritual, was referred to as “Christmas”. The origin of Christmas is ‘natalis’ which means ‘birth’ in Latin, which means ‘Holy Birth’.
Christmas started in 1926
Remember, New Year’s Eve is the night of March 25, until the first day of the new year is accepted as January 1 in 1752. Japan, Korea and Egypt adopted the Gregorian Calendar, which European countries started to use between the 16th and 18th centuries, in the 19th century, China, Russia and Greece in the 20th century. In Turkey, this historic, officially began using in 1926.
I congratulate our Christian brothers and sisters on the Christmas Day on December 25 as another year winking at us from the door. I wish it brings peace, health, success, but most importantly, peace to all humanity.
CHRISTMAS DAD NO Original! It’s an Ad
“Where did Santa Claus come from today, dressed in red, with a limp, and traveling through the snow with his sleigh pulled by reindeer? If you say, let’s explain it briefly:
First of all, today’s Santa Claus is the modern version of Odin from Scandinavian mythology. The description of Santa Claus with his sleigh pulled by eight reindeer is taken from a children’s poem by William Gilley.
The first time we see Santa Claus, whom we see everywhere today, was Haddon Sundblom, a Swedish painter, in 1931, as a limp old man dressed in red and white dresses, the company’s colors, for Coca Cola advertisements.
In short, Santa Claus is the most successful advertising character created by the consumer culture of the 20th century!
It spread from Patara to the world
It is believed that Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, who was born in 245 in Patara, in other words Ovagelemis, saved the region from famine, sailors from accidents and innocent people from evil. In the 11th century, when Genoese pirates took St. Nicholas’s bones to Italy, his reputation began to spread in the West and many churches were built in his name.
In time, the custom of the Romans and the northerners to distribute gifts to children while entering the winter becomes integrated with the Day of St. Nicholas on December 6. It is then drawn to Christmas Day, December 24. The Dutch who immigrated to America in the 17th century carry their beliefs about St. Nicholas, which they call “Sinterklaas”, to America. And ‘Sinterklaas’ becomes ‘Santa Claus’!
For more detailed information on Santa Claus, Santa is the legendary person believed to sneak into the houses on the night that connects Christmas Eve to Christmas and leaves gifts for children. Together with his elves, he makes toys for children. The children will let them know what gift they want for Christmas by letter. Use the Wikipedia link!
It is known as the birthplace of Santa Claus … And the record was broken!
In 2018, 303 thousand 575 people visited Patara Ancient City in Antalya’s Kaş district. In 2018, 303 thousand 575 people visited Patara Ancient City, which is considered to be the birthplace of Santa Claus, the capital of the Lycian Union and one of the most important city, and 1 million 618 thousand 348 income was obtained in return. This visitor number and revenue generated an all-time record. While 221,404 people visited Patara Ancient City in 2017, an income of 749,361 liras was provided in return.
The Legend of Santa Claus and Coca-cola “The Truth”
How did Santa Claus become one of the most powerful and widespread image figures of capitalism, described as someone who kept his distance from worldly pleasures but took care not to prioritize his religious identity?
It is not known if Coca-cola, which has become the “national drink” of capitalism and is estimated to be consumed at eight thousand pieces per second, would have started its commercial relationship with Santa Claus if the giant crisis of 1929 had not happened!
The crisis would turn everything upside down in America within a few days (in a week where 4,000 banks and thousands of large and small companies went bankrupt, people tried to survive by growing and bartering vegetables on land they found) and would last for ten years.
The cinema and advertising industry rolled up its sleeves in order to protect (!) People from the severe depression dragged by this deep depression of capitalism. People who lived half hungry and half full on the streets did not have a laugh, but cinema and billboards were not passed by people laughing and dancing. In a more or less depressed environment, in 1930, the Coca-cola company reproduced Santa Claus …
The Santa Claus of Haddon Sundblom of Sweden, who took over the order, had all the features of a radical break with the ongoing tradition. Not only for motivation, even the color of Santa’s dress, which differs from country to country, was registered by replacing it with red and white, the color of Coca-cola. Until then, Santa Claus, who was drawn as someone who kept a distance from worldly pleasures but took care not to prioritize his religious identity, was transformed into one of the most powerful and common image figures of capitalism.