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In Belarus, a Santa Claus - Zyuzya

January 6 2006

Relative in Belarus appeared at the famous New Year's characters Father Frost and Santa Claus. Not far from the district center Pastavy Vitebsk region in the picturesque woods celebrated the new home hero of Ancient Pre-Christian mythology - the god of winter Zyuzya.

"Now the Belarusian boys and girls rush on New Year's holidays, not only to Santa Claus, but to us, the estate Zyuzi" - told the director Postavy center of tourist services Yegor Shushkevich. He believes that Zyuzya much like Santa Claus: the same kind and generous, with white as snow, hair and beard. But without a cap. His own name he got from the Belarusian word "zyuzets", that is cold. And his name Pozersky, it comes from areas where Zyuzya now lives, she is famous for its picturesque lakes.

Together with a fairy winter Zyuzya Lace meets children at the Christmas tree. And in the fairy-tale estate living Ledovik, Treefolk and wicked woman attack, which tries to build different plots, but every time thanks to good works Zyuzi and Sorceress Winters fails. ITAR-TASS

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