Almost 1700 years ago a man named Nicholas lived in what is today Demre, Turkey. While he faded from the scene in Asia Minor for nearly a millennia, he has been made famous across the globe and in recent years his legend has made it’s way back to Turkey.
Santa Claus, as he’s most commonly known, was born in Demre around 270 A.D. to wealthy Christian parents. When he lost his parents as a child, he decided to devote his life and wealth to helping the poor. While there are dozens of legends surrounding his life, there is a particular story that is widely accepted as true, and has been cherished through the years. (more…)