tio de nadal catalan christmas log

The Caga Tió de Nadal is the most magical, unique and emblematic log in the world. This Catalan Christmas tradition is known around the world as one of the most fun and unique traditions in existence, with hundreds of years of history.

What is the Tió de Nadal?

The Tió de Nadal, also known as Caga Tió, is a log with a face, eyes, legs and a barretina that, covered with a blanket, “poops” gifts and sweets for the little ones and the adults of the house.

The Christmas log usually has a length of about 40 cm (17 inches) and is celebrated on the night of December 24 in many homes in Catalonia mostly.

What does Tió Nadal poop?

The Caga Tió de Nadal usually poops sweets and candies for the little ones of the house, but in some homes in recent years he also poops differents kind of presents such as toys, clothes or even a tip, among others. So much for the little ones, but sometimes also for the adults!

Finally, in many occasions he also shits the food that the whole family will enjoy on Christmas Eve, such as wafers, nougat or cava, typical Christmas Eve products in Catalonia.

Why does the Caga Tió poop presents?

For the Caga Tió to poop presents and sweets for the little ones in the house on Christmas Eve, it is very important that a few days before, the children feed him. The most common are fruits, cookies or milk.

The Caga Tió is able to poop all these gifts because for a few days before it has been given food to leave it well and fed up and, thus, get it to fall many gifts!

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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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