Tag Archives: Santa Claus


Santa Claus, Christmas Bok, and Naked Man

So the German tradition of krampus, ah, was brought to Sweden some times during the Dark Ages…and back then, this was before like, Santa Claus came around. And he was only like Saint Nick, or a similar…like before he was actually Santa Claus he was like this Saint guy, right, that was giving gifts away…. Continue Reading »

Polish Christmas Traditions

Nationality: Polish-American Primary Language: English Other language(s): Polish Age: 19 Occupation: Student Residence: Los Angeles, California Performance Date: April 22, 2013 My informant was born in Boston, but his parents immigrated to the United States from Poland. He is an American citizen, but he has spent a few summers in Poland, and his parents keep… Continue Reading »

German Tradition: Saint Nikolaus Day

Interview Extraction: Informant: “So Saint Nikolaus Day is on the 6th of December. And that is just Germany though, and I’m not sure about other European countries.  I know that for example, people in Spain do it on the 6th of January.  I don’t know why we choose that date, I’m sure it has some… Continue Reading »