Dec 14 2008

Christmas Catalan Tradition El Cagador or El Cajaner Barcelona

Published by at 1:10 pm under Spanish Traditions


And there is this super charming Catalan tradition of setting up elaborate Nativity scenes, only with a special touch: a little guy, somewhere in the picture, squatting with pants down and depositing a healthy looking turd somewhere in the holy scene. He’s called the “el Cagador”—that’s right, folks, “the shitter.”

You can buy one Cagador (what an original gift to bring home ) in Barcelona, in a shop located in the street going from the Plaza Generalitat along the cathedral… all kind of faces, the Bush ‘s cagador, the Sarkozy and Carla Bruni ‘s cagador ….Very strange and funny. On the christmas market de Santa Lucia, many shops where to buy el CAJANER ( el cagador en catalan).

The Cagador symbolizes the fertility to the earth.

For your stay in the city center, you can hire an apartment in Barcelona to enjoy more space.

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