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Message started by Nigel on Dec 22nd, 2005 at 11:06pm

Title: Re: Tronca de Nadal/ Tió de nadal (Poo log)
Post by Nigel on Dec 22nd, 2006 at 9:16pm
After extensive research  ;D - here you are......

No, you've not gone potty - these really are famous figures doing their number twos.
The figurines on the pan are a Christmas tradition in Catalonia where they are known as caganers.
The Pope doing his business is just one of dozens of famous people caught with their pants down by the craftsmen of a workshop in the Catalonian city of Estartit.

They may play like it sometimes but do Barcelona footballers Samuel Eto'o, Carlos Puyol and coach Frank Rijkaard, centre, really deserve this?

The tradition of caganers goes back to the 18th century. The defecating dolls are hidden in nativity scenes to symbolise fertility, hope and prosperity for the future.

Happy Christmas and here's mud in your eye.

And guess what - there is a website too -

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