Mosh krechun — one Santa Claus in the two countries
In the article “Winter wizards in different countries of the world” we have already told about Santa Claus from Moldova and Romania. This nice old man named Moshe Craciun (father Christmas) wears a red fleece coat and high hat kushma from sheep’s fur, like a General’s hat and on his feet — boots-Postol. Accompanied by magical grandpa granddaughter the snow maiden, and a little lamb.
Mosh krechun is very religious — he spends all his free time praying to God for the triumph of good. In the new year holidays the magic elder gives gifts to children of Moldova and Romania. It turns out that on a festive night he needs to have time to “serve” two countries at once. This is a difficult and responsible job! But if you believe the legends, then the good grandfather is not a job, it is my favourite thing. However, the legends of Krechun in Romania and Moldova are slightly different. Continue reading