Mikulas - distant Czech relative of Santa Claus

03-12-2001

This week, Rob Cameron speaks exclusively to the little known Czech colleague of Santa Claus - Mikulas. Each year, on the night of December 5th, Mikulas pays a visit to every Czech child in the land, accompanied by an angel and a devil. He checks in his big Book of Sins, handing out nuts and fruit to children who've been good, and lumps of coal to kids who've been bad. But what's it like walking in the shadow of Father Christmas? Why do Czechs terrify their children with living incarnations of Satan? And why the coal? Click here to find out: