Recession curbs interest in St Nicolas costumes rentals and buys

02-12-2012

The economic recession has curbed the interest in renting and purchasing traditional costumes of St Nicolas, the angel and the devil donned on the upcoming holiday of the saint, the news agency ČTK reported. Quoting a survey among several costume rentals in the capital, the agency said many people bought their own costumes in the past or only rent the costume of St Nicolas, rather than the complete trio.

A central European analogy to Santa Claus, St Nicolas accompanied by an angel and a devil brings small gifts to children on the night of December 5, the eve of his holiday.