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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 12:38 PM

December 5th is Krampusnacht (Devil's Night) in Eastern Europe

Unless you've been to Germany or eastern Europe in early December, you may not be aware that they celebrate Krampusnacht on December 5th. It's sort of like Halloween in the US, but it's celebrated on the night before Saint Nikolaus Day (December 6th). On December 5th, participants dress up as devils, and sometimes try to scare the little ones into being good for the Christmas holidays. Many of their costumes are elaborate and artistic.











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Reply December 5th is Krampusnacht (Devil's Night) in Eastern Europe (Original post)
FakeNoose Dec 5 OP
NBachers Dec 5 #1
FakeNoose Dec 5 #2
47of74 Dec 5 #3
FakeNoose Dec 5 #4
DarthDem Dec 5 #5

Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 01:00 PM

1. Let Us Prey

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Response to NBachers (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 01:07 PM

2. LOL! Now that's a scary devil

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 01:11 PM

3. Someone at work asked me when St. Nick's day was

Couldnít for the life of me remember it was the 6th. Only holiday I could think of in early December off hand was Immaculate Conception (Dec 8).

One of the local breweries has a seasonal ale they call Krampusnacht. Itís a dark, heavy ale. Pretty good too.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 01:21 PM

4. I belong to several German clubs in the Pittsburgh area

Really, there are German groups of one kind or another all over the Eastern and Midwestern US. But my point is that most of the organizations hold their "Christmas" parties in the first week of December, and it's because of their old-world tradition. The St. Nikolaus day (Dec. 6th) is when they have feasts, gift-giving, alcohol, and what-not, whereas the true Christmas holidays (Dec. 24-25th) are more solemn and religious.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 01:28 PM

5. Where's That?

Pittsburgh? Sounds good.

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