Saturday, December 05, 2009

Gruß von Krampus !

sigh.....
Trust those wild and crazy Austrians to come up with a super cool Xmas holiday tradition like Krampus. Krampus, is, of course, Saint Nick's sidekick demon who dealt with the kids on the list who fell into the "naughty" category.

Nick died on the 6th of December so it is only logical that on Dec 5 we beckon his demon pal & scare the shit out of kiddies by telling them this is their last chance to be good or the zombie Nick won't give 'em treats but his bud, Krampus, will haul their asses of & beat the crap out of 'em.



What? Me worry?

I am guessing this little celebration was cooked up by Austrian matriarchs who wanted a bit of peace from the rugrats in the run-up to Xmas. That the celebration would leave the kids to their nightmares & leave the adults to revel in Bacchanalian festivities for the rest of the night was probably added by the patriarchs. Anyway, the cards used to celebrate the holiday just make it that much loonier.

Go on, boy, do what you want - but next time you see me coming, man....

Krampus Nacht is celebrated in Austria & some U.S. cities like San Francisco & somewhere in Florida. Why it isn't celebrated in Cincinnati is both obvious & odd (Christianity is so weird).

Typical Krampus Nacht celebration

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why do you think Krampus is part of Christianity? Most of the stuff, like Christmas trees and Santa Claus, are not Christian. Christmas is based on a non-Christian holiday. It was "borrowed" and the reason for the celebration changed so the pagans could still party.

Quim said...

I repeat:"Christianity is so weird".