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St. Nicholas Tradition Triumphs Over COVID-19 in Prague

Members of the new circus company Cirk La Putyka dressed as Devils entertain people during their drive-thru performance on…

Christmas tradition won out over the coronavirus in Prague on Saturday with a COVID-19-compliant, socially distanced St. Nicholas giving out presents to excited children.

Under normal circumstances, St. Nicholas, a bearded man accompanied by the devil and an angel, would give children in the Czech Republic presents in exchange for a song or a poem.

But with coronavirus measures around the world throwing up obstacles to festive celebrations, Prague-based circus company Cirk La Putyka opted for a drive-through solution.

“Over the past nine months we have been looking for different ways to approach the audience,” company director Rosta Novak told AFP.

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