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Krampus festival in Tarvisio (Italy)

Published December 7th, 2012

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish bad children during the Christmas season, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards nice ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.
Krampus is represented as a beast-like creature, generally demonic in appearance. The creature has roots in Germanic folklore. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria,Italy, southern Bavaria, South Tyrol, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia during the first week of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December, and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten. There are many names for Krampus, as well as many regional variations in portrayal and celebration.

Krampus ...monster in Tarvisio

Krampus ...monster in Tarvisio

  • December 1st, 2012
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 50 Imm / f/f/1,8 / 1/400 sec

Krampus ...monster in Tarvisio

  • December 1st, 2012
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 50 mm / f/f 1,8 / 1/500 sec

Krampus ...monster in Tarvisio

  • December 1st, 2012
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 50 mm / f/f 1,8 / 1/4000 sec

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AndreDot
Andre Dot  over 2 years ago
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These are terrific images
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Nik [Nitro] Yur  over 2 years ago
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That'll teach'em kids for sure )) Spooky.
jan23
jan kitel  over 2 years ago
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Great work!!