Krampus at Christmas – level 1

06-12-2017 07:00

Central Europe has pre-Christmas folklore. This means the stories come before Christmas.

Central Europe has Saint Nicolas. It also has Krampus. Krampus is a demon. He goes with Saint Nicolas. He puts bad children in a basket. He wears the basket on his back.

Over 150 people dress up as Krampus in an Austrian town. This is a tradition. They scare people in the streets. They even symbolically beat people.

However, people that dress as Krampus are actually friendly. They are only wearing masks and costumes. They want to keep the Krampus tradition alive.

Austrians are still not sure if Krampus is OK for children.

Difficult words: folklore (old stories), symbolically (just for show), actually (in fact).

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