After a few looooooooong months of construction it looks like the reindeer stable is finally complete…
Hi ~ by the way,
It’s me, your favorite head elf of the Holiday Extravaganza, BinG :))
In preparation for the BIG day (Dec. 7, if you didn’t know) I have been looking at parade history.
Parades are a huge deal…especially to me. The people on the floats usually throw candy…I love candy 😛
Back on topic though.
At the North Pole we have parades one time a year, and that is when Santa comes back from delivering all the toys. The parade finishes in the workshop where we all eat too much sugar. It’s our only day ‘off’ for the whole year.
It’s a good thing I love my job hehe. Making toys for all the good children is truly the most fulfilling thing. I sure do miss it this year…but planning this parade is awesome!!
I wonder if YOU knew the word ‘parade’ comes from French meaning ‘pompous show.’
Being an elf comes with a lot of requirements, including knowing every language on Earth.
I’m. Not. Kidding.
After Santa reads the letters and determines who is naughty or nice, he gives them to us and we have to know what boys and girls from all around the globe are asking for.
Parades actually date back to the 1600s, but weren’t recognized as a joyous occasion until the 1800s.
With Santa around though, how could one NOT be joyful. The man himself is jolly hehe
Talk to you next week, Friends ~~
BinG <3 🙂
Merriam-Webster Dictionary, https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/parade-the-words-history-on-parade