The true story of Santa Claus

posted on 12th of december, 2012

I'm going on with my research of traditional Christmas stories to make new vintage illustrations hand made in watercolors.
So I discovered that originally Santa's dress was not red, but green.

Of course there are a lot of old tales about Santa Claus.

In north Europe Saint Nicholas was a man dressed in green, that goes to bring gifts to good children. Evil kids were visited by Krampus, a beast-like creature, a hairy demon with horns that went to punish.
In some places on the Alps on december the 5th, there are traditional festivals with people masked like monsters in parades with Saint Nicholas.
When the evening comes, in the dark Saint Nicholas disappears...

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Posted by Effavale on December 19, 2012
thank you for this story !    Christmas in Mantova   
Posted by Sanshams on December 15, 2012
Posted by Gmargittai on December 15, 2012
Have not heard the word Krampus mentioned since I was 6-7 years old which was a long time ago. I remember there were Krampus dolls for sale, not just Saint Nicholas. But they were not that ugly as the one in the picture. This was in the sixties.

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