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A man dressed in a traditional Perchten costume and mask performs during a Perchten festival in the western Austrian village of Kappl on November 13, 2015. Each year in November and January, people in the western Austria regions dress up in Perchten (also known in some regions as Krampus or Tuifl) costumes and parade through the streets to perform a 1,500-year-old pagan ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter.

Krampus: The Dark Companion of Saint Nick

A man dressed in a traditional Perchten costume and mask performs during a Perchten festival in the western Austrian village of Kappl on November 13, 2015. Each year in November and January, people in the western Austria regions dress up in Perchten (also known in some regions as Krampus or Tuifl) costumes and parade through the streets to perform a 1,500-year-old pagan ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter.

A man dressed in traditional Perchten costume and mask performs in the western Austrian village of Huben on November 22, 2014.

Krampus: The Dark Companion of Saint Nick

A man dressed in traditional Perchten costume and mask performs in the western Austrian village of Huben on November 22, 2014.

A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus show in the southern Bohemian town of Kaplice on December 13, 2014. Each year people in traditional costumes and masks parade through the streets to perform an old ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter.

Krampus: The Dark Companion of Saint Nick

A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus show in the southern Bohemian town of Kaplice on December 13, 2014. Each year people in traditional costumes and masks parade through the streets to perform an old ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter.

Participants dressed as Krampus walk the streets in search of delinquent children during a Krampus run on November 28, 2015, in Salzburg, Austria.

Krampus: The Dark Companion of Saint Nick

Participants dressed as Krampus walk the streets in search of delinquent children during a Krampus run on November 28, 2015, in Salzburg, Austria.

A man dressed in a traditional Perchten costume and mask performs during a Perchten festival in the western Austrian village of Kappl, Austria, on November 13, 2015.

Krampus: The Dark Companion of Saint Nick

A man dressed in a traditional Perchten costume and mask performs during a Perchten festival in the western Austrian village of Kappl, Austria, on November 13, 2015.

A man dressed as Krampus takes part in a parade at Munich's Christmas market on December 14, 2014. Young single men will wear the traditional attires known as ‘Krampus,’ consisting of animal skins and masks, with large cow-bells to make loud and frightening noises and parade through the city. They follow ‘Saint Nicholas’ from house to house in December each year to bring luck to the good and punish the idle.

Krampus: The Dark Companion of Saint Nick

A man dressed as Krampus takes part in a parade at Munich's Christmas market on December 14, 2014. Young single men will wear the traditional attires known as ‘Krampus,’ consisting of animal skins and masks, with large cow-bells to make loud and frightening noises and parade through the city. They follow ‘Saint Nicholas’ from house to house in December each year to bring luck to the good and punish the idle.

Krampus masks are displayed in the workshop of woodcarver Richard Kranawetvogl on November 28, 2015, in Marktschellenberg, Germany.

Krampus: The Dark Companion of Saint Nick

Krampus masks are displayed in the workshop of woodcarver Richard Kranawetvogl on November 28, 2015, in Marktschellenberg, Germany.

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