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Tschäggättä. Tschwhata? A Swiss Valley’s Unique Carnival Celebration

Tschaggatta at Carnival celebration in Wilder, Switzerland

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Perchten The word Perchten is plural for Perchta, and this has become the name of her entourage, as well as the name of animal masks worn in parades and festivals in the mountainous regions of Austria

Vintage Christmas Postcard - Krampus and Saint Nick. Good kids bad kids.

Vintage German Christmas Postcard : Krampus and Saint Nick. Nicholas gives gifts to the good children. His companion, Krampus punishes the bad children.

Midwinter in Flanders - Belgium

Midwinter in Flanders - Belgium

Percht- Isegrimbond. Pic Ronan Sea.

Percht- Isegrimbond. Pic Ronan Sea.

“Сурва” 2009 - Перник (by Klearchos Kapoutsis)

“Сурва” 2009 - Перник (by Klearchos Kapoutsis). Goodness gracious, I hope that's not heavy.

Perchten Mari Lwyd - A team would carry the skull to local houses,  requesting entry through  song. Householders would be expected to deny them entry, again through song, and the two sides would continue thus. If the householders  relented, they would be permitted entry and given food and drink.  folklorist Iorwerth C. Peate believed  the term meant "Holy Mary"  referring to Mary, mother of Jesus, while  folklorist E. C. Cawte thought  the term meant "Grey Mare", referring to the equine…

Perchten Mari Lwyd - A team would carry the skull to local houses, requesting entry through song. Householders would be expected to deny them entry, again through song, and the two sides would continue thus. If the householders relented, they would be permitted entry and given food and drink. folklorist Iorwerth C. Peate believed the term meant "Holy Mary" referring to Mary, mother of Jesus, while folklorist E. C. Cawte thought the term meant "Grey Mare", referring to the equine…

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Here in America people are already freaking out about the war on Christmas and how the evil liberal atheists are white-washing any form of Christianity from our culture. Meanwhile, over in Germany and other parts of Europe Krampus is making an ep

TIL: December 5th is Krampusnacht or "Krampus Night" when men dressed as Krampus drink alcohol run through the streets and chase delinquent children around and hit them with sticks. Many anthropologists believe the tradition is pre-Christian and goes back to pagan mythology.

TIL: December is Krampusnacht or "Krampus Night" when men dressed as Krampus drink alcohol, run through the streets, and chase delinquent children around and hit them with sticks. Many anthropologists believe the tradition is pre-Christian and goes bac

http://www.bayern-blogger.de/rauhnachte-wildes-treiben-in-bayern-5681/

Rauhnächte – wildes Treiben in Bayern

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