PRAGUE (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has made life tough for lots of people within the Czech Republic, and that features Saint Nicholas.
Yearly on Dec. 5, Nicholas seems in costume on streets throughout the European nation, joined by a winged angel and a masked satan rattling a steel chain.
The trio goes door-to-door visiting youngsters and provides them sweet and small presents, if they’ve been well-behaved. If not, the satan threatens to place the ladies and boys in his sack and take them on to hell – except the angel intervenes.
The Czech well being minister insisted the normal trio wanted to observe the federal government’s infection-control measures identical to everybody else, which meant sporting masks and practising social distancing.
A brand new circus firm in Prague provided one other choices on Saturday. The troupe arrange an imaginary heaven and hell and invited households to come back in vehicles to observe devils leaping, angels flying and Saint Nicholas waving.
An extended line of vehicles on the La Putyka Circus base in Prague fashioned an keen viewers for the drive-thru efficiency. The youngsters nonetheless hoped to discover a stocking full of candies, oranges and nuts on a window, however with the angel, satan and Nicholas on the town, they comprehend it will not be lengthy till Christmas.
Saint Nicholas was a Greek Christian bishop who lived on the flip of the third and 4th centuries. Recognized for his goodness and generosity, he’s mentioned to have impressed the creation of Santa Claus.