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Glimpse of Santas around the world

Updated: 2013-12-24 PM 4:35:20 (KST)
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This is Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland.
Carrying a sack full of presents, Santa Claus gears up for his ride on a reindeer-pulled sleigh.
Before he takes off, he wishes everyone a Merry Christmas in several languages.


"Merry Christmas. Frohe Weihnachten. Feliz Navidad. Joyeux Noel."

He is just one of the Santas from around the world spreading some holiday cheer this season.
It is also a busy time of year for workers at the post office in Santa Claus Village, as the workers go through piles of letters sent from children all over the world.
And what do the children want?


"Well, toys of course. Their wishes are also they want peace in the world and they want to spend more time with their family."

In Texas, a Santa called Pancho Claus gives out presents Mexican-American children.
They all sing and dance together, wishing one another a happy Christmas.


"I want you to roll down the window and yell to the night -- Feliz Navidad"

Over in Moscow, hundreds of people dressed up as Santa gather on the streets.
They dance to songs played by a brass band and they have one purpose.


"We wish that children suffering from cancer all have a happy new year."

Although they all look different and use different languages, the Santa Claus's of the world are definitely making the holiday warm and cozy.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.


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