The most popular Santa Claus -

The most popular Santa Claus

Named the most popular Santas of the country.

The most popular Santa Claus

Father Frost from Veliky Ustyug topped the rating of the most popular New Year wizards of the country, which was composed by the agency "Turstat".

The rating was based on the attendance of New Year residences.

About 300 thousand tourists come to Veliky Ustyug every year. Many visit the fiefdom of Santa Claus as individual tourists, and bus tours organized by the tour group even bring them to the New Year's wizard.
On the second line of the rating is the Tatar wizard Kysh Babai. His residence is located in the Arsk region of the republic. In the birthplace of Kysh Babay lives with his granddaughter Kara Kyzy.

A big attraction among tourists is a trip to the Karelian town of Olonets, where the residence Pakkaine is located. This fantastic character personifies the first frost. Unlike Santa Claus and Kysh Babaya, Pakkayne is a young man of strong build.

According to Karelian legends, the frost Pakkayne goes to fairs and buys lace from masters to decorate the windows of residents.

In the fourth and fifth place are Sagaan Ubugun from Buryatia, also called the White Elder, and Tol Babai from Udmurtia.

Also, the top ten popular wizards included Yushto Kugiza from Mari El, Yakshamo Atia from Mordovia and the Ulyanovsk Region, Yamal Iri from Yamal, Hel Muchi from Chuvashia and Sok Irey from Tuva.

Although most of the fairy-tale characters are elderly wizards with big beards who walk with bags full of gifts, officially Santa Claus is called only a character from Great Ustyug.

Fairy-tale characters are friends and annually visit each other. The next "congress" of the New Year wizards will be held on November 18 in Veliky Ustyug, when Santa Claus will celebrate the next Birthday.

Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta

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