Santa Claus in Mexico, or San Nicolas de Bari, appears much as other Santa Clauses throughout the world: an old man with a red coat. This red coat is represented by the bright red flowers of the poinsettia that is native to Mexico.Know More
According to the St. Nicolas Center Organization, Mexico has a religious tradition, called ex-voto, where small paintings are placed as offerings in a chapel. Several of the paintings portrayed have likenesses of Saint Nicholas in which he appears with darker hair and scarlet religious robes.
Despite the emphasis of Santa Claus in some cultures, Mexicans consider it an imported tradition and celebrate Three Kings Day more enthusiastically. This holiday occurs on January 6 and it is when children traditionally receive gifts. They even right the three kings or Magi letters asking for a specific gift. According to tradition, children place the Magi in the nativity the night before and put hay in their shoes for the camels of the Magi. When they wake up, the hay is replaced with gifts. In reality, the gifts mostly appear beneath Christmas trees now. Some children get gifts on both Christmas Day and Three Kings Day. However, the nativity is not put away until February 2.Learn more about Christmas
The U.S. Postal Service states that a child may simply address their letter to Santa Claus, North Pole. This is part of the guidelines for the Postal Service's "Operation Santa/Letters to Santa" program.Full Answer >
There is no official email address for Santa Claus. However, websites such as Claus.com and The-North-Pole.com allow visitors to send an email to Santa and receive a reply, as of 2015.Full Answer >
In Madagascar, Santa Claus is called "Dadabe Noely" in Malagasy and "le Bonhomme Noel" in French. Santa Claus in Madagascar wears a red suit with white fur trim and brings gifts, much like Santa Claus in the United States.Full Answer >
A child can talk to Santa Claus in person by visiting a holiday event where Santa will be making an appearance. Many retailers have Santa visit during specific dates and times around the holidays, and some restaurants host special events where customers can dine while they converse with Santa. Christmas parades and tree-decorating parties are other events where Santa often appears to visit with kids.Full Answer >