Monday, November 12, 2012

Santa Claus Festival

 
Santa Claus Festival 

Picture is from: http://www.mikulasfalva.com/images/wd2010a_03.jpg
I don't know how do  you like the preparations for Christmas, personally I love it. But only in the end of november, and my favourite time for that is after the 6th of December.
I do not like it, when the  big hipermarkets start to  advertise Christmas stuffs, before,  like this year I saw the first sign of it at the end of september!!!
So, as I have said, Christmas preparations are the best after the 6th of December, here in Hungary. :) What's the reason for that?
Because we celebrate Santa Claus in the morning of december the 6th. Children usually get some sweets, chocolate, peanuts,  oranges, or little presents, which are small enough to put in the boots.
On the 24th of december, our legend sais that the little Jesus , or the angels bring the gifts, (and the decorated Christmas tree) but it depends on the families, of course. :)
Yes, we got the  presents on Christmas Eve, Christmas 25th,  and 26th is for meeting the relatives, and for enjoying the big meals.  :)
Well, after this short introduction  of our customs, let's move to this festival! :)
From the 9th of November to the  20th of December, the National Santa Claus Festival waits for the guests in Nagykarácsony.
This is a little village, called "BigChristmas" in Hungarian. Every postcards at Christmas time are sent there, they put on them a  special Christmas sign, or a stamp, and then  they send them to the adress.
But they organise festivals, too. This will be the 17th Christmas Festival there.
This is for the families, specially for the children.
There will  be games, puppetry, dances, arts and crafts, and slideshows as well.
It can be a fantastic experience for them! Like they become  the elfs of Christmas. :)
Web page of the festival:  www.mikulasfalva.com
For me,  the Christmas preparation will contain a lots of baking, and doing arts and crafts, and looking for the perfect gifts!
But for now, I have to  study for the exams, so Christmas spirit will start just in December!
xoxo: Hajni
This advertisement is for the little Christmas train for the festival! :) Mikulásjárat Mikulásfalván. Kép forrása: http://www.mikulasfalva.com/images/kisvonat-plakat-2012.jpg