The Santa Claus parade will take place in Canada

By: Andrei Costenco
The more northern the country is, the more chances it has to be named the native land of Santa Claus - or at least a place which he regularly visits passing through. On the threshold of Christmas and New Year's holidays the number of the eyewitnesses, saying that they saw an old man in a red caftan in person, grows.Apparently, Canadian city of Toronto has especially attracted Santa Claus. Otherwise, how it is possible to explain the fact that for already more than hundred years in the beginning of December he has been going through the city streets, accompanied by all his retinue?For the first time it took place in the remote 1905, when there was a rumor? in Toronto that Santa Claus will by all means glance into the shop "Fatons", situated in this city, during his world tour.

The hearsay was caught by journalists at once. As a result, the public poured out into the streets on the appointed day and in admiration observed the procession which was moving from the railway station to the shop led by Santa Claus. The successful advertising course of the shop "Fatons" owners in the course of the time turned into Santa Claus parade, one of the main Toronto sights. The whole procession of cars, carts and platforms, each of them decorated in a special way, passes the streets.They carry Santa Claus himself and his numerous retinues: trumpeters, heralds, elves, fantastic characters, animals, clowns, jugglers - and other personages, the appearance of which is met with delight by citizens and tourists, gathered at this presentation.

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