By Scott Langill

Santa visiting Tokyo

Santa visiting Tokyo

Christmas “caganers” are the ubiquitous icons that have populated most Nativity scenes in Spain’s Catalonia region for the last three centuries or so. “Caganers” are portrayed with pants down answering a call of nature. The origin of the caganer (literally, “pooper”) is unclear, but Catalonia is now home to artists who craft statuettes of religious figures poised to relieve themselves, and the franchise extends to renditions of sports figures and celebrities.

Caganers: figurines of defecating world leaders in Catalan nativity scenes

(S)catalonia’s Fecal Christmas Festivities

Official NORAD Santa Tracker

Trackback URL