Children of many countries believe in Santa Claus, but most refer to him by a different name. Here are some of the most common names for the jolly old elf.
Austria: St. Nikkolo
Belgium, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland: St. Nicholas
Brazil, Peru, and other parts of South America: Papa Noel
China: Shen Tan Lao Jen (Christmas Old Man)
Denmark: Jul emanden (Santa Claus)
Finland: Ukko (Father Christmas)
France: Le Pere Noel
Holland: Sinter Klaas
Hungary: Kriss Kringle
Italy: Babbo Natale (Santa Claus)
Sweden: Jultomten (Santa Claus)
Santa is beloved in any language. Don’t forget to hang up your stockings tomorrow night!