In southwestern Germany, the Belsnickel appeared in the weeks before Christmas to switch naughty children.
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The name Belsnickel is a compilation of the German ...
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A bit like Santa, but he has a whip: Check out this kinda creepy Pennsylvania Dutch icon
Belsnickel as depicted by artist Ralph D. Dunkelberger in Alfred L. Shoemaker, Christmas in Pennsylvania: A Folk-Cultural Study (Kutztown, PA: Pennsylvania ...
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Belsnickel is usually dressed in grab, or fur robes. In other folks lore he has a mask a long tongue. He is other depicted wearing his hat and holding his ...
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The folklore of Belsnickle supposedly originated in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.
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Figurine appearing as Santa is actually a German entity, Belsnickle - The Advocate-Messenger | The Advocate-Messenger
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A Belsnickel is the German companion of Saint Nicholas which is still in use as a Christmas figure in the Pennsylvania Dutch community.
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... Knecht Ruprecht in most of Germany, Belsnickel in southwest Germany, Klaubauf in Bavaria, Pere Fouettard in northern France, Cert in Czech Republic, ...
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Pelsnickling, as it was called locally, was a popular rural amusement, especially among the Pennsylvania-German settlers living in the western side of the ...
In addition to a historical introduction to the Belsnickel,
“Devil” Belsnickel mask used in the Shenandoah Valley, early 1900s. Probably burlap and paint. Collection of the Luray Valley Museum, Luray Caverns.
What is the Belsnickel? Why is it part of a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas?
Whether one is a Christian or not, the prevalence of Christmas celebrations around the world - not to mention the rampant consumerism built up around it ...
Some see the Belsnickel as an amalgamation of the forgiving, gift-giving Saint Nicholas and Krampus, a horned, half-goat half-demon, who during the ...
This year, why not give the gift of fear and unrelenting nightmares just like in the good old days! Merry Christmas, kids! Belsnickel ...
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Predating traditions of Christianity, more likely than not. And as I have stated earlier as well, when the Santa we know first rolled ...
Two Dutch women in costume as Zwarte Piet
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In some German and Pennsylvannia Dutch communities, Belsnickel shows up a couple weeks before Christmas, filthy and dressed in rags and furs to beat the ...
A person dressed as Krampus at Morzger Pass, Salzburg (Austria)
“Santa Claus” Belsnickel mask used in the Shenandoah Valley, early 1900s. Probably burlap and paint. Collection of the Luray Valley Museum, Luray Caverns.
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As a result of the Catholicism in the south, Weihnachtsmann, the guy who delivers presents on the 24th, is more prevalent in Northern Germany, ...
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A lone creepy woodsman, Belsnickel also very likely has ties to other, older, pagan figures which will be discussed in later blog posts. As we will learn, ...
Amongst the Pennsylvania Germans, Belsnickel visits homes a week or more before to Christmas. He would rap on the door or window children who greeted him ...
1881 illustration by Thomas Nast who, along with Clement Clarke Moore's poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, helped to create the modern image of Santa Claus
Participants dressed as Perchten roam village streets to chase away evil winter spirits in the annual
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Zwarte Piet - Head Piet carrying the Boek van Sinterklaas on the way from the Steamboat
Men dressed as "Krampus", a half-goat, half-demon figure
Pennsylvania Dutch side of the Washington/Jefferson sleeve.
Soldiers from both sides(the French and the Germans)exchange cheerful conversation
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Belsnickels - Father Christmas drawn in December 1847 by Kenny Meadows for the Illustrated London News
English language side of the Washington/Jefferson sleeve.
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Photograph of Dr. Tunstall Chenault “T. C.” Powers (1916-2000) around the time of his “belsnickeling” days. Courtesy of the Powers family.
Picture of the Pennsylvania Dutch version of the Belsnickel, taken in the 1950s at an event near Philadelphia.
When they appear in Lunenburg County they are now confined to Christmastide parades. Belsnickel or Belschnickel, Belznickle, Belznickel, Pelznikel, ...
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