Submission by ilovefrenchfries

Christmas Catalan Tradition

Mary, Joseph and the shepherds are all gathered around Jesus in the traditional Nativity Scene. But in Catalonia no Nativity is complete without one additional figure: The Caganer aka The Shitter. You will find him hiding behind some bushes or trees. There are many stories and legends about the Caganer, some might say it's just a natural representation of humanity and reality in the Nativity Scene, others believe that this tradition brings good luck in the new year, they said that if a farmer did not put a Caganer in the nativity scene, he would have a very bad harvest the following year...

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