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Caga Tió Tradition Catalan Christmas

Tió de Nadal is the magical log of Christmas Eve. Hit it with a stick while signing the “Cagatió” song and it will poop presents for everyone!

Caga Tió Tradition

It is one of the most popular and original Catalan Christmas traditions. But where does it come from? How does it work?

The Tió de Nadal, commonly known as Caga Tió became popular between the 17th and 18th century in the towns and villages of Catalonia, Aragon and Occitanie.

Initially the tradition of making the Caga Tió de Nadal poop was related to nature and to the winter solstice. Many families, after making the log poop, burned it out in fireplaces to warm up all together during Christmas. However, there are several legends about the Cagatio’s history and origins.

Several years have passed but the tradition of having a Tió de Nadal is more alive than ever!

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How does it work the tradtition to poop a Caga Tió?

1.Each house gets a Tió de Nadal before Christmas, that comes with a…

  • A smiley face
  • A Catalan red barretina
  • Two legs in the front
  • And a blanket, to hide the presents!

2.Kids feed the Tió de Nadal before Christmas. This way, on Christmas Eve it’s belly will be full and ready to poop a lot of presents. 

3.On Christmas Eve families and friends gather together.

4.The little ones gather in a room reciting poems and singing songs, while the Tió de Nadal prepares to poop gifts.

5.Then, the whole family and friends hit the log with a stick while singing the Cagatió song

6.And Surprise! The wishes of the little ones have come true. Underneath the blanket there are presents and sweets!

About the author : Gemma fontane

From Sant Hilari Sacalm, Girona, Catalonia. Gemma Fontané loves nature, mountain, running and everything related to new technologies, SEO and current affairs. Gemma has always enjoyed Christmas, surrounded by family and friends, for the atmosphere that is created and the magic that can give off these small moments, so after years working for companies and digital agencies she decided to promote her own project with quality products from Catalonia, Spain, to offer all over the world traditional elements of the Catalan Christmas.

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