13 Unusual Holiday Traditions From Around the World (1/13)

Cemetery visits, spider webs on Christmas trees and bonfires... These unique holiday traditions make letters to Santa Claus and turkey feasts sound, well... Dull!
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1. Spain’s Caganer

Meet the caganer, a male figurine with his pants rolled down mid-squat. Just what is this guy up to? Well, his activity is revealed when you translate his name – the defecator. Yes, this fella is in the midst of delivering a ‘number two’ in a far corner of the manger. Folklore says that farmers would be punished with a poor crop harvest and bad fortune if they didn’t include a caganer within their nativity scene. Today, the tradition continues with Christmas markets selling old school caganers alongside new versions that feature famous faces such as footballers, rock stars and Barack Obama.

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