Babushka. Russian Christmas legend for children
Christmas is celebrated in almost every country. But not all share the same tradition. While in countries such as Spain are the Magi from the east who visit children on the night of January 5, in other places who comes to the homes is Santa Claus. In Russia, the children receive the gifts of Babushk
Christmas is celebrated in almost every country. But not all share the same tradition. While in countries such as Spain are the Magi from the east who visit children on the night of January 5, in other places who comes to the homes is Santa Claus.
In Russia, the children receive the gifts of Babushka, an endearing old woman who goes through all the houses to leave a surprise to the little ones. We tell you his story.
The Christmas story of Babushka, the old woman who gives gifts to Russian children
Babushka was an old woman who made handmade dolls. Of those wooden dolls painted by hand with cheerful colors, which hide inside another doll, and another, and another smaller one.
Babushka would have loved to have children, but it could not be, so she was very lonely and that's why she created her dolls to sell them and survive.
One cold winter night, Babushka woke up with a start. His room lit up with such intensity that it seemed daytime. The old woman looked out the window and saw a beautiful star that seemed to say: 'come, follow me'. But Babushka was cold. He thought it was crazy to go out at that hour, and went back to his bed.
The next night, Babushka could not sleep either. This time a rumble woke her up. Trumpets and harps did not stop ringing. When looking out the window, the old woman saw a group of angels who said:
- 'Babushka, come with us. We are going to Bethlehem to meet the Baby Jesus, who has just been born. '
But Babushka saw the snow fall and thought it was very cold. He decided to go back to his bed.
The third night, Babushka woke with a start when she heard the sound of horse hooves. This time, when he looked out, he saw the three wise men of the East, who said: '-' Come with us, sweet old woman. Let's go to Bethlehem, to adore the baby God, who has just been born. '
Babushka hesitated, but preferred to go back to his bed. It was still snowing, and it must be very cold outside.
The next morning, Babushka repented.
He thought he should go see the baby Jesus , so he took his wrists and went to Bethlehem. But when he arrived, there was no one in the manger. Babushka became sad. He decided that to compensate that, from then on, every December 24, the night Jesus was born, he would go house to house to give the children a gift. That gift that the child God would have liked to make.