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The Krampus Folklore

The Krampus is an Alpine custom, a frightening figure of the Advent (beginning of December). While accompanying Saint Nicholas, Nicholas presents good children, and the naughty ones are punished by Krampus, the evil counterpart.  The name derives from the Old German cramps = “claw” or from the Bavarian “Krampn” = something lifeless, withered or withered. By the middle of the twentieth century, this aspect of … Continue reading The Krampus Folklore