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Krampus: Ο δαίμονας των Χριστουγέννων! (φωτό,βίντεο)

Σε χώρες της Κεντρικής και Ανατολικής Ευρώπης, τα Χριστούγεννα δεν έρχονται μόνο με τον Άγιο Βασίλη, αλλά και με τον Κράμπους (Krampus), ένα φρικτό τέρας που είναι ακριβώς το αντίθετο του Αγίου Νικολάου και αντί να δώσει δώρα στα καλά παιδιά, ο Κράμπους αρπάζει τα κακά.

 A participant dressed as the Krampus creature approaches onlookers during Krampus gathering on December 12, 2015 in Kaplice, Czech Republic. Krampus, also called Tuifl or Perchten, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not. However, in the last few decades the western Austrian region of Tyrol in particular has seen the founding of numerous village Krampus associations with up to 100 members each and who parade without St. Nicholas at Krampus events throughout November and early December. In the last few years, Czech towns, placed on the border with Austria, invite Austrian Krampus groups into towns for parades as a new tradition during Advent. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Το τελευταίο Σαββάτο του Νοεμβρίου, στο χωριό Kaplice στην Τσεχία γιόρτασε ακριβώς αυτήν την έλευση του τέρατος με την παρέλαση ανθρώπων μεταμφιεσμένων ως Κράμπους!

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Αυτές οι γιορτές και τα φεστιβάλ για τον Κράμπους γιορτάζονται εδώ και πολλά χρόνια στο Τιρόλο της Αυστρίας. Εδώ όμως και καιρό γίνεται όλο και πιοπ δημοφιλές στην Τσεχική Δημοκρατία.

 Participants dressed as the Krampus creatures walk the streets during Krampus gathering on December 12, 2015 in Kaplice, Czech Republic. Krampus, also called Tuifl or Perchten, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not. However, in the last few decades the western Austrian region of Tyrol in particular has seen the founding of numerous village Krampus associations with up to 100 members each and who parade without St. Nicholas at Krampus events throughout November and early December. In the last few years, Czech towns, placed on the border with Austria, invite Austrian Krampus groups into towns for parades as a new tradition during Advent. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

 

 Participants dressed as the Krampus creatures walk the streets during Krampus gathering on December 12, 2015 in Kaplice, Czech Republic. Krampus, also called Tuifl or Perchten, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not. However, in the last few decades the western Austrian region of Tyrol in particular has seen the founding of numerous village Krampus associations with up to 100 members each and who parade without St. Nicholas at Krampus events throughout November and early December. In the last few years, Czech towns, placed on the border with Austria, invite Austrian Krampus groups into towns for parades as a new tradition during Advent. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Σύμφωνα με την παράδοση το τέρας κρατάει στα χέρια του ένα μπαστούνι και χτυπάει τα άτακτα παιδιά. Σε ένα φεστιβάλ στην Αυστρία ξέφυγαν όμως λιγάκι, όταν ένας από τους μεταμφιεσμένους άρχισε να κτυπά τους ανθρώπους με τα μπαστούνια. Πέντε έφηβοι τραυματίστηκαν, ευτυχώς ελαφρά.

 A participant dressed as the Krampus creature walks the streets during Krampus gathering on December 12, 2015 in Kaplice, Czech Republic. Krampus, also called Tuifl or Perchten, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not. However, in the last few decades the western Austrian region of Tyrol in particular has seen the founding of numerous village Krampus associations with up to 100 members each and who parade without St. Nicholas at Krampus events throughout November and early December. In the last few years, Czech towns, placed on the border with Austria, invite Austrian Krampus groups into towns for parades as a new tradition during Advent.? (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

 

 A participant dressed as the Krampus creature walks the streets during Krampus gathering on December 12, 2015 in Kaplice, Czech Republic. Krampus, also called Tuifl or Perchten, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not. However, in the last few decades the western Austrian region of Tyrol in particular has seen the founding of numerous village Krampus associations with up to 100 members each and who parade without St. Nicholas at Krampus events throughout November and early December. In the last few years, Czech towns, placed on the border with Austria, invite Austrian Krampus groups into towns for parades as a new tradition during Advent.? (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

 

 A participant dressed as the Krampus creature rests in the backstage before Krampus gathering on December 12, 2015 in Kaplice, Czech Republic. Krampus, also called Tuifl or Perchten, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not. However, in the last few decades the western Austrian region of Tyrol in particular has seen the founding of numerous village Krampus associations with up to 100 members each and who parade without St. Nicholas at Krampus events throughout November and early December. In the last few years, Czech towns, placed on the border with Austria, invite Austrian Krampus groups into towns for parades as a new tradition during Advent. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Οι στολές των μεταμφιεσμένων είναι αρκετά περίπλοκες. Φτιάχνονται από κατσικίσιο ή αρνίσιο δέρμα, και φορούν μεγάλα κουδούνια που κρέμονται από τη μέση τους, κάτι που θυμίζει αρκετά και τους δικούς μας «Κουδουνάδες» και το έθιμο του Κλείδωνα.

Το έθιμο έχει τις ρίζες στην αρχαία παράδοση και μυθολογία της Γερμανίας και των βορείων λαών της Ευρώπης, όπου ο Κράμπους  -από την γερμανική λέξη krampen, που θα πει «δαγκάνα»-  ήταν αρχικά ένας από τους γιους της Hel, της σκοτεινής θεότητας του κάτω κόσμου.

Το έθιμο έχει τις ρίζες στην αρχαία παράδοση και μυθολογία της Γερμανίας και των βορείων λαών της Ευρώπης, όπου ο Κράμπους  -από την γερμανική λέξη krampen, που θα πει «δαγκάνα»-  ήταν αρχικά ένας από τους γιους της Hel, της σκοτεινής θεότητας του κάτω κόσμου.

 

Πηγή: www.pronews.gr