Steampunk Krampus is here and I am not sure how I feel about him. Scary is not what I usually do.
As I have said before, Krampus is one of the few memories I have from when I was a small child in Germany. I am 68 now so we are going back at least 61 years to when I hid behind my Mother when Krampus came to the door.
Krampus arrives on Dec. 6 with St. Nicholas.
I asked my 87 year old aunt, my Mother’s sister about Krampus. She told me that when she was a child, on St. Nicholas Day…Dec. 6, Krampus and St. Nicholas would come to the house to talk to the children and ask them to say a prayer. If you said a prayer, you received candy. Apparently my Mother always refused to pray and did not get candy but she knew my aunt always shared hers. When I think back to my interaction with Krampus, I don’t recall St. Nicholas, but of course I may have been too frightened by Krampus to even notice him.
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