A Real Christmas Village Exists In Yiwu, China

Red Dye in Yiwu, China

Source: Daily Mail

“China’s Christmas Village” is located in Yiwu, a city in the Zhejiang Province. Though there are no elves, snow or reindeer in sight, Yiwu produces around 60% of the world’s Christmas decorations.

The UN referred to the real Christmas village as the ‚Äúlargest small commodity wholesale market in the world,” and it’s easy to see why. In the region’s 600 factories, migrant laborers work exhausting 12-hour days, assembling a majority of the ornaments, snowflakes, tinsel and other decorations by hand. Despite working long hours and being exposed to various chemicals, employees only earn about $460 a month.

Real Christmas Village Tree Making

Source: Daily Mail

Making Christmas Decorations

Source: Daily Mail

Christmas Decorations Yiwu

Source: Daily Mail

Yiwu Real Christmas Workshop

Source: Xinhuanet

Christmas Decoration Factory

Source: The Guardian

Santa Claus Decorations

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Real Santa's Workshop Yiwu

Source: Gizmodo

Real Christmas Village Decorations

Source: China Daily

Kiri Picone
Bay Area transplant Kiri Picone is a writer and marketer who loves bizarre news and the color purple.
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