Sinterklaas, Sint Nicolaas or Sint Nikolaas. He is also known as De Goedheiligman (The Good Holy Man). Originally, the Sinterklaas feast celebrates the name day, 6 December, of Saint Nicholas (270–343), patron saint of children. Saint Nicholas brings children their presents. He rides a horse so they leave him hay and carrots and water for the horse.
It is believed that he lives in Greenland. Because it is so warm in Brazil in December he usually wears light-weight, silk clothing. He brings gifts to children on Christmas Eve night. On Christmas morning the children find their shoes full of gifts, they also look for gifts that are hidden around the house.