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Origins of Santa Claus and two activities

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  • How did the kindly Christian saint, good bishop Saint Nicholas, become a red-suited American symbol for holiday festivity and commercial activity? History tells the tale:
  • The first Europeans to arrive in the New World brought St. Nicholas. However, St. Nicholas had a difficult time during the 16th century; people in America didn't want to celebrate St. Nicholas, but he survived on the European continent as people continued to place nuts, apples, and sweets in shoes left beside beds, on windowsills, or by the fireplace.
  • After the American Revolution, the New York Historical Society, promoted St. Nicholas as patron saint of both society and city. The Society held its first St. Nicholas anniversary dinner on December 6 th .
  • In 1821 a book called the Children's Friend had pictures Of "Sante Claus" arriving from the North in a sleigh with a flying reindeer. Other artists and writers continued changing the image of St. Nicholas to "Santa Claus"
  • The tradition of Santa Claus entering dwellings through the chimney may reach back to the tale of Saint Nicholas tossing coins through a window, and, in a later version of the tale, tossing coins down a chimney when he finds the window locked.
  • In 1931 Haddon Sundblom began thirty-five years of Coca-Cola Santa advertisements that popularized and firmly established this Santa as an icon of contemporary commercial culture.
  • According to the presentation, Are the following sentences True or False? - People in America have always celebrated St. Nicholas. - Food was left for children by beds and fireplaces. - St. Nicholas is the patron saint of New Jersey. - Santa Claus tosses coins through a window. - Artists and writers have changed St. Nicholas' image.
  • According to the presentation, Are the following sentences True or False? - People in America have always celebrated St. Nicholas. - Food was left for children by beds and fireplaces. - St. Nicholas is the patron saint of New Jersey. - Santa Claus tosses coins through a window. - Artists and writers have changed St. Nicholas' image.
  • Answer the following questions in your notebook: - Who brought St. Nicholas to the New World? - When was the first St. Nicholas anniversary dinner celebrated? - What was the name of the book with the first pictures of “Sante Claus”? - How does Santa Claus enter dwellings in a house? - What's the name of the man who used the image of Santa for his advertisements?
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