Santa Claus is real, yes, you heard me correct, and today, December 6th, we celebrate his birth. The real Santa a.k.a. St. Nicholas, was born around 280 A.D. in Patara, modern day Turkey. So how does a Saint born in Turkey become the most popular Saint in Holland, from which the Dutch name Sinter Klaas evolved into our modern day Santa? Read on for the interesting story.