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Saturday, December 23, 2006

They Do Things Different Over There

Source: Yahoonews

From Spain:
Yet statuettes of "El Caganer," or the great defecator in the Catalan language, can be found in nativity scenes, and increasingly on the mantelpieces of collectors, throughout Spain's northeastern Catalonia region, where for centuries symbols of defecation have played an important role in Christmas festivities.

During the holiday season, pastry shops around Catalonia sell sweets shaped like feces, and on Christmas Eve Catalan children beat a hollow log, called the tio, packed with holiday gifts, singing a song that urges it to defecate presents out the other end.
"The Great Defecator?"

Is that anything like the Great Pumpkin?

H/T Blue crab boulevard

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