Demonic Haystacks (aka an educational post about Krampus & Perchten, Part 1)

by Ezra Buckley on November 28, 2017

Krampus is a very old tradition, that ties back to pre-christian times and is observed in many european countries. The main area for all things Krampus are the countries around the middle to eastern part of the alps. So especially in southern Germany, west & southern Austria, northern Italy, Slovenia and some parts of Croatia Krampus is a big thing. The primetime of Krampus is the 5th and 6th December, the latter being St. Nicolas (“St. Nikolaus”) Day. It is around that day, where all the action happens and it is a really exciting thing, especially for the local kids.


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