Yule Logs

The ‘caganer’ (literally ‘defecator’) is a feature of Catalan nativity scenes. The figure is usually tucked away in a corner of the model, far away from the manger itself, for children to find. The caganer represents fertility and equality. The figure was traditionally a representation of a Catalan peasant wearing a red stocking hat, but modern caganers are often caricatures of famous people

Well, that’s an … interesting … tradition. Would have made a great addition to the White House nativity scene. Umm… did the White House actually have a nativity scene this Christmas, or were they too busy sending out good vibes for Eid, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, and so on? Anyway, it’s all part of rich cultural diversity, and not nearly as offensive as the Head O State (Warning! NSFW!)


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