Sheng Dan Lao Ren
Father Christmas (Santa Claus) - China
The Christian children of China hang muslin stockings hoping that Santa Claus will fill them
with gifts and treats. The Chinese Christmas trees are called ‘Trees of Light’
16" (40.5 cm) - $225
The non-Christian Chinese call this season the Spring Festival and celebrate with many festivities that include delicious
meals and pay respects to their ancestors. The children are the main focus of these celebrations, they receive new clothes
and toys, eat delectable food and watch firecrackers displays.
Both Santa Claus and the Laughing Buddha are associated with the notion of “bringing the gift of happiness” to everyone and
particularly to children. They both wear red clothing and carry loads of gifts. But while Santa is closely associated with
the season of Christmas, Laughing Buddha or Mi Lo Fa (as he is known in Chinese) is welcomed, celebrated and invited into
homes, restaurants and businesses all through the year.
28" (71 cm) - $425 (by order only)