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A visit by the Krampusse

A group of Krampusse and St. Nicholas visiting a household in the village of Zgornje Duplje in Slovenia. Krampus is a horned mythological creature that acompanies St. Nicholas. Traditionally, on the eve of St. Nicholas day, St. Nicholas and his Krampusse visit households. While St. Nicholas brings gifts to good children, the Krampusse chase the bad ones and take them away.

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Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Slovenia
Copyright: © Luka Dakskobler