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11 – Ruprecht – Knecht or Knight?

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Knecht Ruprecht – Santa’s little Helper

Traditions – again.
On December 6th German children get a visitor: Saint Nicholas comes along to bring presents today, in former times – in this case former times are back to my childhood years – the stuff was “apples, nuts, and cookies or sweets”.

Saint Nicholas was probably a model for the figure “Santa Claus”.

In German folklore Saint Nicholas got a helper too, not a little one, more a big, dark and grumpy one.
He is called “Knecht Ruprecht” or “Knight Rupert”, as I learned today. Read more…

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11 – Knecht Ruprecht

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Knecht Ruprecht – Santa’s little Helper

Dieses Gedicht kennt sicher jeder.
Mir schießt es als erstes ins Hirn, wenn ich an Weihnachtsgedichte denke.

Knecht Ruprecht

Ein Gedicht von Theodor Storm (1817–1888) Read more…

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