Here’s a little Christmas cheer for y’all.
Ever heard of Krampus?
On the evening of December 5th, the eve of Saint Nicholas Day, young men in Eastern European countries dress up as Krampus and wander the streets scaring children with clanging chains and rusty bells.
He’s had a big surge in popularity the past few years…….but not really sure why exactly.
Krampus is a large hairy, goat-horned creature from Germanic folklore said to punish bad children during the Christmas season. He is usually cloven-hooved with a long pointed tongue that hangs out of his mouth. Yeah, he looks a lot like Satan. In stark contrast to the benevolent Saint Nicholas who leaves good children presents, Krampus beats naughty kids with birch branches or even a whip. He is sometimes depicted with a basket or sack on his back so he can carry children off for eating, drowning, or just to take to Hell.
Well, on that note……..sweet dreams,
and Merry Krampus.
Ahhhh…I just LOVE a good bed-time story. Sweet dreams.
LOLOL Sweet Dreams Tina!!!!
Hey “Boys” – this is an odd one. Maybe they missed Halloween and can’t wait for Day of the Dead?
Just added a link here as Related Content on a Sinterklaus article (auto-posting in my Monday Series on 12/8/14) I will ping you when it goes live. Pinning your graphic to “Pinterest/addcoach/Deck the Halls” as well.
For NOW – make sure you put out those wooden shoes for St. Nicholas to fill while you’re sleeping tonight.
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This is the one night a year that I have trouble sleeping….just knowing that that demon is out there. Possibly ONLY in Germany, but I’m not willing to take that chance…hehehehe
ONE night out of 365 ain’t so bad. Anything you can think of to DO, as long as you’re awake? ::sly wink::
Had a little chuckle when I read this. They featured him on an episode of “Grimm” I think. Thanks for scarring, I mean sharing 😉
Better be good Shae! Don’t want Krampus to eat you!
Haha!!! This is awesome!
I love Krampus! We had a Krampusnacht party last year. He is so awesome. I couldn’t believe that I only found out about him a few years ago – why isn’t this sweeping the internet?? Every child should know about him (and be very, very afraid!). Thanks for the post, and Gruss Vom Krampus to you!
I only just heard of him a few years ago too. A dear friend of mine is German, and he told me when he was a boy, how he was always on his best behavior every year so Krampus didn’t eat him at Christmas.
Gruss Vom Krampus back at ya!!!
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