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Scientists from Oxford University in UK believe they have found bone that belonged to Santa Claus. real name of Santa Claus is St Nicholas. He was Christian holy man who lived in 4th century in what is now Turkey. He died in year 343. There are stories that he created many miracles, which is why the Christian church made him saint. The scientists said bone is from when St Nicholas lived. archaeologist said: "This bone…suggests that we could possibly be looking at remains from St Nicholas himself." St Nicholas is the saint of children and students. There are stories that he secretly gave presents to poor people. This is story behind today's Santa Claus.

Santa Claus has other names. His name can be shortened to Santa. In many countries, he is called Father Christmas. He is legendary character who brings presents to homes of well-behaved children on evening of 24th of December (Christmas Eve). Badly-behaved children get piece of coal. He delivers the presents on sleigh, which is pulled through air by his flying reindeer. Santa Claus is usually seen as over-weight, happy, smiling man with a white beard. He wears red coat with a white fur collar and cuffs, red trousers, a black leather belt and black boots. He lives in North Pole, where he has a toy-making workshop. Children today can track his Christmas Eve journey online.

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