I read that some scandinavians still perform similar rituals today though with simpler costumes. Usually an animal mask with a fur vest. It could be an indo-european custom.
Now I feel like getting one of those costumes. Too bad we don't have a real halloween like in the west.
Hehehehe well maybe we are Scandinavians! I mean besides this original Slovene word for beer is ol (until 19th century) and similar hay-racks like Slovene Kozolec are found in Sweden. Heh leaving this asides this tradition is Slovene & Austrian (+ some border region) redneck Halloween except it is way cooler than Irish Halloween. Halloween aint got nothing on us! Well to be honest Slovene St. Nicholas day is not anymore as cool as it was. When i was kids devils were still common sight but now i don't see them in my village anymore! :'(
Some good old school Miklavževanje;