Christmastime is here. We all have our own traditions and around the globe Christmas is celebrated in uncountable ways.
I decorate the tree, prepare the “presepe” and go out to watch a Christmas movie.
However, we sometimes forget that Christmas is celebrated also in the other countries in their own adorable and, especially, strange way.
In most places when children are bad they get coal, but not in the Alpine countries. Here St. Nick is accompanied by two demonic figures: Krampus and Perchta. On December 6th men dress up in some of the scariest devil-like costumes you can imagine and drunkenly run around towns.
The Krampus legend originates in the Germanic alpine regions and it’s popular especially in Austria, Hungary, Bavaria and Slovenia.
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