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Where in the world is Santa Quiz

Santa Claus, also known as  Saint Nicholas or  Father Christmas and by other names,  takes on different meanings in different countries and regions around the world.  Santa Clause is popular in many  parts of the world as that nice old man who travels the world on Christmas Eve bringing gifts to deserving children.

Around  the world, gifts are  delivered at Christmas time  by  different kinds of ‘Santas’  and in different ways.  In some countries like the United kingdom, the United States of America and and many others, Santa looks similar in appearance and the delivery of gifts is by a certain mode of transportation. In many other countries the differences can be subtle or dramatic. Can you guess where in the world these Santa or Santa-like bodies are from?

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  • Here he is known as Jouloupukki and delivers gifts while children are still awake

    • Finland
    • Germany
    • Croatia
  • In this country, Santa is known as Santa-san (Mr. Santa)

    • New Zealand
    • Japan
    • China
  • Thirteen prankster elves (Yulemen) leave gifts in shoes for children.

    • Netherlands
    • Sweden
    • Iceland
  • Santa is a witchy elderly woman who delivers gifts riding her broomstick

    • Italy
    • France
    • Ireland
  • He can often be seen wearing shorts and flip flops in this country

    • Spain
    • Australia
    • India
  • Saint Nicholas, along with a good and bad angel, visits on December 5th

    • Russia
    • Czech Republic
    • Serbia
  • This nice old man is called Santa Haraboji meaning Grandfather Santa

    • Korea
    • India
    • Cambodia
  • The stylish Pére Noël wears a fur lined hood in place of a Santa hat

    • Italy
    • Belgium
    • France
  • Julenisse is an elf with a red hat and white beard who brings gifts to children

    • France
    • Norway
    • Switzerland
  • Good children receive shoes full of sweets delivered by Sinterklaas (St Nicholas) who arrives on horseback

    • Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Germany

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