Europe, Journal, San Sebastián

Christmas Tree Post Office, San Sebastián 


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In the Basque Country the equivalent of Santa is Olentzero. He is the coal man who comes down from the mountains on his pottok (wild Basque horse) to hand out presents to children. Chestnuts + wine are given to the villagers. By tradition, on December 24, the Basque television + radio stations broadcast that the Olentzero has begun his journey from the mountains to children’s homes.

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