Santa Claus was a Black Muurish European – By Oguejiofo Annu – Rasta Livewire. As surprising as that may sound, it may have traction. It should be noted that the celebration of Christmas started in Riga, Latvia, in a square in front of the "HOUSE of the BLACKHEADS". The German Amish took the celebration to America. There is possibly alot of hidden history between the Moors and Amish people, because Germany was once the home of Moors for many generations before being conquered.