Krampus at Christmas – level 2

06-12-2017 07:00

Across central Europe, Christmas folklore includes Krampus, a demon that accompanies Saint Nicolas. Krampus puts bad children in a basket which he holds on his back.

Over 150 people dressed up as Krampus at a market square in Austria according to tradition. They scared people, and sometimes symbolically beat people. However, under the masks and costumes, these people are still friendly and they want to keep the tradition alive.

Austrians still argue over whether Krampus is appropriate for children or not.

Difficult words: folklore (stories that are told over a long time), accompany (go with), appropriate (OK).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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