We are used to the name and image of our main New Year’s Wizard – Santa Claus, with a broad beard, in a long beautiful fur coat. But curiously, that such a character in old Russia was negative – they were frightened of children.
With the development of Soviet cinema, Father Frost was provided with positive qualities and a good heart, thanks to which he, for each New Year, along with his granddaughter Snegurochka , brings three gifts to children and visits children’s holidays, congratulating them with the New Year .
It is known that the children of Australia, America and some countries of Europe at the New Year celebrations expect gifts from Santa Claus – the most famous brother of our Santa Claus, who dresses in a red suit with white trim and rides on a reindeer harness across the sky, carrying gifts. What other winter wizard brothers have these two? Meet brother of Santa Claus from Tatarstan – Kysh Babai
Kind grandfather Kysh Babai , with whom his snow granddaughter always comes – Kar Kyzy, congratulates children on New Year in Tatarstan. The suit of this winter wizard is blue. Kysh Babai has a white beard, cunning eyes and a very kind smile.
New Year’s performances with the participation of Kysh Babai in Tatarstan are accompanied by the presence of characters from Tatar folk tales – Shurale, Batyr, Shaitan. Kysh Babai as well as our Santa Claus gives presents to children – they always have a full bag. Yul Tomten – little brother of Santa Claus in Sweden
This winter wizard is very short and his name sounds like a Christmas gnome. This character settled in the winter forest, and has a faithful assistant – snowman Dusty.
You can go to the Winter Forest if you are not afraid of a dark forest, on the paths of which little elves run.
Brother of Santa Claus in Italy – Babbe Natal
The Italian winter wizard comes to every house. Doors do not need him – he uses a chimney to descend from the roof into the room. In order for Babbe Natal to eat a little from the road, children always leave a cup of milk near the fireplace or stove.
Gifts for the children of Italy give a fairy fairy La Befana, and mischief-makers receive a charcoal from the fabulous evil sorceress Befana.
Uvlin Uvgun – brother of Santa Claus from Mongolia
For the New Year in Mongolia, they also celebrate a festival of shepherds. Uvlin Uvgun walks with a whip, as the most important shepherd in the country, and on the belt in the bag carries the main items for the shepherds – tinder and flint.
Assistant Uvlin Uvgun – his granddaughter, “snow girl”, Zazan Ohin.
Brother of Santa Claus – Sinterklaas from Holland
This winter wizard is a lover of navigation, as he sails every year to the New Year and Christmas on a beautiful ship.
He is accompanied by many black servants who help on travel, as well as in preparations for the festive New Year celebrations.
Joulupukki in Finland is the brother of our Santa Claus, who lives in the mountains
The name of this winter wizard is translated as “Christmas grandfather.” The house of Joulupukki stands on a high mountain, in it lives also his wife – the kind Muori. A family of hard-working gnomes help on the farm of Joulupukki.
Joulupukki himself wears a jacket made of goatskin, a wide belt of leather, and a red cap.
Yakut Eke Dyul – the northern brother of Santa Claus
Ehee Dyl has a wonderful and strong helper – a huge bull. Every autumn, this bull comes out of the ocean and tries to grow large horns. The longer the horn of this bull grows, the harder it will be in Yakutia.
Ozi-san – Japanese brother of Santa Claus
Ozi-san walks in a red sheepskin coat and looks very much like Santa Claus. This winter wizard brings children gifts on the ship by sea.
Saint Nicholas from Belgium – the oldest winter brother of Santa Claus
Saint Nicholas is considered the very first, the oldest Father Frost. He is clothed in a snow-white episcopal mantle and a miter, this wizard travels on horseback. St. Nicholas congratulates the children in Belgium and gives gifts, he is accompanied everywhere by the Moor Black Peter, in whose hands – rods for the mischievous, and behind him – a bag with gifts for obedient children.
Every family that shelters St. Nicholas at home will receive a golden apple from him as a gift. Korbobo – the Uzbek brother of Santa Claus
Kind grandfather Korbobo, who brings the children gifts for the New Year, always travels with his granddaughter Korgyz. He rides a donkey, and therefore can come even to the most distant villages.
Per Noel – brother of Santa Claus from France
This winter wizard from France – extreme. He roams the roofs of houses and enters the houses along the chimneys of fireplaces and stoves to put gifts for children in shoes. Yamal Iri – brother of Santa Claus from Yamal
This winter wizard has a permanent residence permit in Yamal, in the city of Salekhard. Although Yamal Iri came from the ancient legends of indigenous Northern peoples, today he lives a completely modern life, uses the Internet and telephone.
Knocking your magic tambourine, Yamal Iri drives away the evil forces. If you touch the magic staff of Yamal Iri, then all your wishes will be fulfilled. Clothing Yamal Iri is a traditional garment of northern peoples: a mullet, pussies and ornaments made from mammoth bones.
Pakkaine – Karelian brother of Santa Claus
This is the younger brother of Santa Claus, because Pakkaine is young and does not have beards. He has a permanent place of residence near Petrozavodsk, in the plague.
Pakkaine Has dark hair, he is dressed in white clothes, a light sheepskin coat, a red cloak and blue mittens. Pakkaine gives presents, sweets, and jokes to the children of Karelia for disobeying the most mischievous.
Brother of Santa Claus in Udmurtia – Tol Babai
Udmurtsky giant Tol Babai, the youngest in the family of giants, perfectly speaks the languages of animals and birds, he for many decades studied the benefits of plants and became the main guard of the nature of this beautiful land .
Tol Babay comes to people not only in the New Year, he meets with them always, 365 days a year, giving gifts and telling about the nature of Karelia. Gifts for children and adults Tol Babai wears in a birch bark box behind him. Sok Iray from Tuva – another northern brother of Santa Claus
This winter wizard walks in the richly decorated, very beautiful national costume of the fairy-tale heroes of Tuva. This Tuvan winter wizard has its own residence – in the near future a cultural and entertainment center will be built.
Accompanied by Sok Ira-mother-winter named Tugani Eneken. Grandfather Frost of Tuva presents gifts to children. He distributes sweets, he also knows how to contain frosts and give people good weather. Yakut brother of Santa Claus – powerful Chyshaan
Winter wizard from Yakutia has a peculiar suit – he wears a hat with horns of a bull, and clothes are simply amazing with the luxury of decorating. The image of Chyskhan – the Yakut Bull of Winter – combines two prototypes – bull and mammoth, symbolizing strength, wisdom and power.
According to the legend of the Yakut people, in autumn Chyskhan leaves the ocean on land, bringing with it cold and frost. In spring, Chyskhana falls off horns – frosts fade, then head falls off – spring comes, and the body of ice is carried to the ocean, where it miraculously recovered until next autumn.
Yakutia Chyskhan has its own residence in Oymyakon, where guests can come to it and receive a gift of cold and frost.