Scientists from Oxford University in the UK believe they have found a bone that belonged to Santa Claus. The real name of Santa Claus is St Nicholas. He was a Christian holy man who lived in the 4th century in what is now Turkey. He died in the year 343. He created many miracles. That is why the Christian church made him a saint. The scientists said the bone is from where St Nicholas lived. St Nicholas is the saint of children and students. This is the story behind today's Santa Claus.
Santa Claus has other names. In many countries, he is called Father Christmas. He is a legendary character. He brings presents to the homes of well-behaved children on the evening of the 24th of December (Christmas Eve). Badly-behaved children get a piece of coal. He uses a sleigh(雪橇) to deliver his presents. He delivers the presents on a sleigh. The sleigh is pulled through the air by his flying reindeer. Santa Claus is usually seen as an over-weight, happy, smiling man. He has white beard. He wears a red coat with a white fur collar and cuffs, red trousers, a black leather belt and black boots. He lives in the North Pole. He has a toy-making workshop there. Nowadays, Children can track his Christmas Eve journey online.