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Friday 19 December 2014

Christmas Cards Weekend: The Caganer

Welcome to the , the NEW section delivered during the Christmas period, sharing space with the . 

In this section we pretend to talk about everything related to this magic and fabulous period of time, plenty of nice stories and historic references to share with all of you.

We started talking about the first Christmas Card ever sent, we introduced our NEW Christmas Cards collection and we also talked about our new Christmas Fun Arty Collection.

This we want to mention the most famous, creative and genuine Catalan Christmas statuette: the Caganer.

The Caganer is a popular figurine of Catalan nativity featuring a man defecating and wearing the traditional Catalan outfit. 

This irreverent statuette is ornamenting the nativity scene of the Catalan homes since the late 17th through today in Catalonia and in some Catalan culture areas.

The Caganer tradition has made the Catalan figurine to be featured as singers, politicians, actors and famous painters or architects:

 Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali & Gala

 Las meninas
by Diego Velázquez

Pablo Picasso

Antoni Gaudi

If you would like to know more about this mocking statuette you can visit the unique place that holds more than 1.234 Caganers: The Museum of Caganer

The collection is based in Centelles, a municipality in the comarca of Osona, in Catalonia and the main gathering belongs to Jordi Sarrate.

Jordi Sarrate and the Caganer collection

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