Posts Tagged ‘Father Christmas’

Where’s Santa? Nelson locals split on korowai-clad Claus

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Nelson’s Santa wore a red korowai and graced his sleigh with a microphone and taiaha. The non-traditional Santa outfit has split Nelsonians, with one little girl remarking, “it’s definitely not Santa”. Continue reading Related Posts:Thousands sign petition against massive new housing…Construction begins on cabin community for homeless’Very painful’: Family split between NZ and Philippines over…Two Read more

St Nicholas has very scary partner – Christmas Museum

Monday, December 11th, 2017

In Austria, a joint partnership has long operated in the festive season. St Nicholas is the wise old gent who rewards the well-behaved, while bad children have to deal with the Krampus. He’s a figure that would make you think twice about pulling your sister’s hair. With a red face, horns and a sharp-toothed leer, Read more

Santa walks into a bar: “Sorry, we’re claused”

Friday, December 20th, 2013

If sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, then punning must have a reputation almost as undesirable. A joke that can be greeted only with a groan or, better still, complete silence, can hardly be a real joke now, can it? Santa walks into a bar and the barman says: Sorry, we’re claused. But punning Read more

‘Tis season for multicultural Christmas

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

How do we cope with a multicultural Christmas? While Kiwis who have been in New Zealand for generations grow up thinking Father Christmas is everywhere, some newer Timaru residents have a different world view.

However, most of South Canterbury’s international residents have some form of celebration, including classic Christmas symbols such as the Christmas tree.

Hindu Ketan Kolhe, of the Elizabeth St Dairy, said a lot of people celebrate Christmas in India.

Being a multicultural country with people from many religions, people tended to take part in other religious festivals as well as their own.

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