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In Olonets choose the most agile, quick, funny Santa Claus

December 2 2005

Today the traditional opening race of Santa Clauses in the Karelian town Olonec.

As described in the organizing committee of the games, their desire to come to Olonec previously said the bearded old men from Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia's chief Santa Claus from Great Ustyug, as well as a fabulous New Year's characters from the towns and villages of Karelia.

In Olonec also promises to come party games from Finland. Admittedly this is not Santa, and one of his younger colleagues. The number of participants in the games should finally decide before the start of competition.

Games of Grandfathers Frosts are precisely Olonets, as the legend in this town in early winter born hero of the Karelian winter Pakkayne, specified in the organizing committee of the games. Pakkayne in translation from Karelian means light frost. Unlike the Russian Karelian colleagues Pakkayne - not a wise, bearded old man, a mischievous teenager.

Greet guests will be in their traditional Pakkaizhen kizhat (Pakkayzhen kizhat) - frosty games, games in which participants will compete for the title of the most adroit, quick, resourceful and cheerful Santa Claus, according to Interfax

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