Christmas in Thailand… Santa travels by motorcycle and elephants give presents

Christmas is slightly totally different in Thailand. In some provinces, Santa Claus is thought to journey by motorbike with items loaded on – Thai type – going from Rayong to northern provinces handing out presents to kids. In Central Thailand’s Ayutthaya, elephants hand out presents to children at an area college. And in Bangkok’s Khlong Toey slum, one other version of the nativity story is told where Mary didn’t make it to Bethlehem and gave delivery to Jesus underneath a neighborhood railway bridge.
Each year, elephants gown up in Santa Claus costumes to spread Christmas cheer to youngsters at the Jirasat Wittaya college in Ayutthaya. The Ayutthaya Elephant Palace has been holding the vacation occasion at the faculty for practically two decades. This year, along with the Santa costume, elephants wore face masks to advertise health safety through the pandemic.
Read more about the Ayutthaya’s elephant Santa’s HERE.
Instead of eagerly listening for sleigh bells on Christmas evening, youngsters in rural Northern Thailand are maintaining an ear out for an engine hum from a motorcycle driven by the native legend “Santa Claus of Rayong.” Thailand’s Old Saint Nicholas goes Rayong to provinces within the north each December, driving his bike piled excessive with toys and handing presents out to children.
โซล่าเซลล์คุณภาพดี yr Yongut Sangdee has dressed up as the “Santa Claus of Rayong” for almost three decades. Yongut has stated he loves spreading Christmas cheer and happiness. But last year may have been Yongut’s ultimate year as Thailand’s Santa.
Read more in regards to the “Santa of Rayong” HERE.
Christmas stories are slightly completely different in Bangkok Khlong Toey slums. One legend has it that Mary and Joseph didn’t make it to Bethlehem and Jesus was born under the native railroad bridge in Bangkok.
Father Joe Maier knows fairly a couple of tales told slightly differently than the ones written within the Bible. The American priest has run the Mercy Centre offering help for people in Bangkok’s Klong Toey slums for greater than four many years, and he’s mentioned there’s one other nativity shared within the neighbourhood’s the Catholic community..