Epiphany Gift-Givers in the Southern Europe
Ded Moroz: Grandfather Frost and Snegurochka: Snow Maiden
Ded Moroz looks a great deal like Santa Claus but he is secular figure who leads the winter festivities of Russia and other eastern European nations.
Tió de Nadal; Spanish Pooping Log, Catalan, Spain
one of the most unusual Christmas traditions, Tió de Nadal, the pooping log of Catalan, Spain
Aghios Vassilis St. Basil
The Greeks celebrate the midwinter holidays on January 1, St. Basil’s Day.
The Three Kings of Spain and Latin America
Three Kings, also known as the Three Wise Men
Italy’s Le Befana
Le Befana, the Christmas witch