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RSS FeedsAustria struggles with marauding Krampus demons gone rogue
(The Guardian Austria)

 
 

8 december 2019 13:23:37

 
Austria struggles with marauding Krampus demons gone rogue
(The Guardian Austria)
 


Police record rising violence and drunkenness in traditional folkloric festivitiesGoat-horned half-demons with scraggy coats of fur, lolling tongues and threatening bundles of birch branches are no one´s idea of a welcome guest on a winter´s night.In Austria, however, the figure of the Krampus has been part of pre-Christmas folklore for centuries, with men in costumes roaming the streets to scare children and grown-ups from the end of November to the middle of December. Continue reading...


 
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