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Monday, December 5, 2011

Krampusnacht

December 5 and in some places December 6 is the day for which the arrival of Krampus, the Christmas devil is celebrated.

Krampus' job is to the punish bad boys and girls and on this day young people dress up as horned devils and run around scaring people by brandishing bells, chains, and birch sticks. There is an associated belief that the donning of such costumes and the subsequent behavior purges evil from the community. All in all, Krampusnacht is a time for merriment and mischief.



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