Parade of the traditional devils "Krampus"

The "Krampus", mythical figures somewhere between the diabolical and the animalistic, who appear in the villages of the valley on the days of St Nicholas' Day, parade through the streets of "Meida" in a parade for fearless hearts

In Val di Fassa, the arrival of St Nicholas is an event dear to all children, especially in Pozza, where, on 6 December, a beautiful festival is organised to celebrate the patron saint of the village. Tradition has it that St Nicholas is accompanied by angels and surrounded by "Krampus", the devils, who make children and grown-ups alike scramble. On Friday 9 December, the Krampus da Poza gather at 8pm with a clear "mission": to scare, not only the "naughty children" (as an old legend goes), but everyone present. And so, wearing goat skins, high wooden hooves and above all eerie wooden masks, topped with long horns, the "Krampus" parade in a noisy procession. Announced by chains and cowbells, the parade starts at the San Nicolò church and, after crossing the main street Strada de Meida, arrives in the square "Piaza de Comun". Here, hot tea and mulled wine will warm the spirits of the participants.

In Val di Fassa, during the Advent period, one experiences the atmosphere between the sacred and the profane, rituals and legends, linked to the passage of the seasons, dating back to the mists of time and the popular devotion that is an integral part of Ladin culture.

The evening continues at the events pavilion. From 7.30 p.m. to 00:30 a.m. there is dancing to the music of DJ Pèsa with the possibility of ordering tasty sausage sandwiches.



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