Whenever you hear about Christmas, you mean cookies, caroling, fun, avoiding getting whipped by a half-goat demon. Yes, you read...
Whenever you hear about Christmas, you mean cookies, caroling, fun, avoiding getting whipped by a half-goat demon. Yes, you read it right! While American children enjoy their Christmas Carole and no matter what there’s still a chance of getting an iPod on Christmas, children in other parts (Germany) worry about Krampus which is popularly called as the Christmas Devil. Now, it’s time to figure out some Krampus facts to know actually what does he do?
Lesser Known Facts About Evil Santa Krampus
In Austria and another German speaking area, this demonic character plays an important role in the holidaying season. Santa Krampus is a devilish figure with a goaty beard, in other words, an evil counter with half-goat and half-man figure. You might see this devil posing harmlessly on a greeting card, but you might also notice a procession of Krampuses stalking through the area, frightening the onlookers and whipping with bundles of sticks.
While Santa showers the gifts to the children, Krampus who is a right-hand man of St. Nick visits children the night before Dec 6 and punishes them with emotional torture. He punishes them with a rusty chain and then drags them to his fiery layer in a sack. (11.1)
The night called Krampusnacht, in the real world people attend Krampus bells and don chains, wooden masks, and cowbells to run through town in Krampus run. It is believed that Krampus spend the night visiting each house. He licks and whips children and carries them off in his sack. He might take them to the basket on his back and then throw it them in a stream. The next day Santa Claus comes, in other words, it’s the time for presents for all the kids…that is all the ones who haven’t beaten or drowned by Krampus.
Traditionally, the masks worn in a Krampus procession are made of wood that is carved by specialist artisans. Antique masks can be seen in museums or ones explicitly devoted to the Krampus. The towns of Stalhofen and Kitzbuhel feature old costumes and Krampus masks.
Though it is considered as a bad idea in most cultures, one of the most interesting facts about Santa Krampus is, some parts of the world still celebrates this tradition today. Some places still dressed up as Krampus and participate in the Krampusnacht tradition of frightening the children. Many of the American cities go to Krampus party. You can get down with Krampus in Richmond, Orlando and different cities in Canada. (1.2)
Now that you have entered at an age when you don’t believe in such stuff, that’s about the time you may see a herd of men dressed as Krampus, it will join you in your bedroom with large bells screaming at you. And while you are pissing down your parents then… let them in the house, and have drinks with them. Still, if you are feeling violent, this actually looks like a fun during Christmas.
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