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Santa Claus is coming to town in Turkey

Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Santa Claus.  He was a 4th century Greek Christian bishop of Myra in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey.  Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor.  He was very religious...

Posted on 16 December 2008