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> Santa Claus Remembered
post Dec 6 2009, 10:28 AM
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St. Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus, was remembered today at a church in Antalya’s Demre district. A ceremony was held at the Noel Baba Church in Demre, where St. Nicholas spent his life.

Some years ago we were travelling along the south coast of Turkey taking a leisurely journey by inter-city coaches and local buses from our home in Çeşme / western Turkey as far as Side and then over the mountains to Lake Eğirdir and later on to Salihli, where we spend New Year's Eve.

Totally by coincidence we arrived in Demre on Christmas Day and a huge banner across the road as we entered the town (complete with an image of Santa Clause, of course) proudly proclaimed, "A love born in Anatolia, now spread throughout the world".

Santa Claus Remembered

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
Lao-tzy, Chinese Philosopher (604 - 531 BC)
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