Why Santa Claus weares red clothes?
16 Nov 06
I've allready heard this opinion, but I think it has something to do with Saint Nikolaus who lived in Turkey. He was an bisshop and he was very kind to children. In his most famous story he give 3 golden wooden shoes to 3 poor children. That's why we celebrate his name by giving gifts to children. Also, we celebrate 'Sint Nicolaas' (Saint Nikolaus) in Holland on 5th/6th of december, and children get presents. He totally looks like a bisshop, and yes, he has a red cape. I added a picture of him to the reply. I think both celebrations have this man as an example, and Saint Nikolaus, Sint Nicolaas and Santa Claus are basicly all the same men but got mixed up and added a few extra things over the years to make them more interesting to children. Also, before I forget, both bring packages through the chimney! Only with Sint Nicolaas it's his helpers who bring down the presents and he waits on the roof with his white horse.
14 Nov 06
i have no idea,i guess because his costume needed to have a colour,if it was blue i am sure we would have been asking ourselves the same question..if there is a story behind the story i am willing to know it...but since i know about santa he is dressed in red,so that is how i got used to it and i never questioned where his story began,if there is any truth behind his legend,and so on..if anybody knows the story please share it with us:)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Ancient Druids of the British Isles areas ritual prior to Christianity, involved blood sacrifice in the longest night of winter, to assure rebirth and germination of seeds--for Springtime. Santa wears RED to symbolize the blood force of life, birth, rebirth of Spring. Druids incorporated symbols and rituals into Christianity to people could still practice their own religion in the guise of the conquoring religion. Many cultures around the world incorporate indigenous religious/spiritual customs when conquored. Another example of Druid symbolism is the Christmas Tree. Then there's the Easter Bunny...