Horned Demons Wreak Havoc in Austria Italy as Folklore Celebrations

Horned ‘Demons’ Wreak Havoc in Austria, Italy as Folklore Celebrations Spin Out of Control

Every 5 December, the streets in Austrian towns are flooded with people in terrifying masks with giant horns as the country celebrates the so-called Krampus day. Traditionally, this demon-like creature accompanied Sankt Nikolaus (Austria’s Father Christmas) to scare badly behaved children. However, it is the modern Krampuses who cause concern now.