Friday, December 6, 2013
Saint Nicholas & Krampus
In Austria today is Saint Nicholas Day. During the night Saint Nicholas filled the children's boots with gifts and sweets, and at the same time checked up on the children if they were good, polite and helpful last year. Saint Nicholas is usually accompanied by Krampus, a demon-like creature warning and punishing bad children. If the children were not good, he puts a tree branch in their boots. The figures in this photo, discovered in the window of a confectionary, represent Saint Nichoals and Krampus and are made of marzipan.