The mega popular fairy tale about Santa Claus is spread all over the planet and lasts for centuries. However, no one knows for sure exactly where the existence of this benevolent mythical person is. According to legend, Santa Claus lives with reindeer, dwarves and elves. At the turn of the old and the beginning of the new year, Santa Claus distributes gifts to all the children of the world.
The Norwegians claim that Santa Claus lives on their territory in the town of “Drobnjak”. The Danes are convinced that he lives in Greenland not far from the island of Umanak. Canadians also claim that Santa Claus originates from Canada where there is a postal code of Santa’s home HOH HOH. The Russians believe that it originates from Russia, ie the town of Ustyug. To convince the world that the existence of Santa Claus in the United States, the Americans named the city in Alaska The North Pole. Americans believe that the hometown of the popular Santa The North Pole relies on the legend according to which Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. Now there is a tourist attraction. Finns say that Santa Claus lives in the northern part of Finland and Lapland.
That is how the Finns built the Village of Santa Claus (Amusement Park) on the edge of the Arctic Circle. That is why the village is called “Gate of Lapland”. It is located in the wonderful ambiance of a hundred-year-old coniferous forests. Nearby is a mystical and mostly frozen river. There is the famous “Learned Mountain”. Mount Korvantunturi got its name because of its specific appearance. Namely, the appearance of the mountain resembles a head with huge ears. According to a Lapland basin, Eared Mountain helps Santa to better hear the wishes of children from all over the world. Another legend says that in the interior of the mountain there are numerous caves inhabited by dwarves and elves. Dwarves and elves make toys for children. Every year this village is visited by a large number of tourists because of the legend of Santa Claus and the famous polar nights. Polar nights last from mid-December to early January. The spectacular play of light is known as the “Aurora Borealis” (Northern Dawn).
According to Scandinavian myth, this light is produced by foxes that hit the snow with their tails and thus cause sparks. Endless herds of reindeer contribute to the unreal ambiance and husky dogs that pull sledges.
The village of Santa Claus is about 2000 kilometres away from the North Pole. The village was designed in the middle of the last century by prominent Finnish architects from the Arrak Group.
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The architects realized the village as an ethnographic village composed of romantic log cabins. The log cabins are decorated with glowing lanterns, flags and bells. The village has a post office built in 1986 where letters from all over the world arrive daily. That’s where Santa’s office is. The office employs costumed employees (in the costumes of elves and Santa Claus). They receive and sort all incoming mail and letters from children from all over the world on a daily basis. They also receive and welcome children who want to say their wishes orally to Santa Claus. According to some statistics, most letters and mail come from Finland, about 90%. A few years ago, the Finns built additional hotels, ski lifts and a shopping center in Rovaniemi. Hundreds of thousands of tourists come here to spend their holidays. A specialist Dwarf Academy has been organized in the nearby town of Rovaniemi. In this unusual school, Santa’s dwarves are educated. After a successful schooling, they are able to tell stories, fairy tales and legends and myths about the ice state in several languages. in the wild.
After finishing school, dwarves are employed as tourist guides, merchants in Santa’s shop, postal assistants where they send answers to children all over the world in beautiful handwriting. It is estimated that more than 500 employees (dwarves) work on these jobs. They also professionally organize tours of Lapland (Arctic safaris, observation of Aurora Borealis, etc.). Visitors can ride sledges pulled by dogs or reindeer, can taste local gastronomic specialties or take part in some magical and magical event intended for them.
Since 1912, the U.S. Post Office has responded to all incoming children’s letters. The Association of World Postmen claims that Santa Claus receives more classic letters than e-mail. Not every envelope always has the correct address, so many national post offices have developed services that send return letters (answers) to children. When the time zone and rotation of the planet are taken into account, Santa Claus is in a quandary with time. The whole job of distributing gifts to all the children of the world should be done in 31 hours. According to the calculation, in order to reach 108 million homes where children live, Santa Claus needs to visit 967.7 homes per second. In other words, Santa Claus has exactly one thousandth of a second to leave a gift under the Christmas tree, jump into the sledge and reach the next address where the child lives. Matthew, the Atticians calculated that the speed of Santa’s sleigh was about 1080 km / sec. The load on the sled is also part of this story- If each child gets one pack of Lego bricks that weighs about 860 grams then the total weight on the sled is about 500,000 tons. A deer cannot pull more than 138 kilograms on the ground. When it is assumed that flying deer can pull ten times more cargo Santa Claus would need about 360,000 flying deer to pull the sled.