I wouldn’t want to run into these guys late at night! I imagine children in Slovenia really don’t want to be caught being naughty when this is what St. Nick’s helpers look like.
The caption reads:
“Actors dressed as devils perform during the “gathering of the devils” ahead of Saint Nicholas Day in Podkoren December 1, 2010. On Saint Nicholas Day in Slovenia, a performer representing the saint goes around villages giving out presents to children, and is usually surrounded by performers representing devils. This group of actors from Italy, Austria and Slovenia are performing in Podkoren for the second consecutive year.”