Did you know that presents are not brought by Santa, but shit by Caga Tio – the shitting log – in Spain?
No? Well, me neither. But this apparently happens in Catalonia, a region in Spain.
Caga Tio is a piece of wood with a face painted on it. It brings presents on Christmas day.
Some weeks before Christmas the Tio appears at people’s houses and the kids cover it with a blanket so he is not cold. They feed him usually with fruit and water until the 24th of December. The more food the Tio eats, the more of course he needs to shit.
On Christmas Eve the whole family gathers together and sings the “Caga Tio” song while beating the log with a stick as hard as possible. After the song is done, the blanket is lifted and you find the presents the Tio shit.
What a lovely tradition…. I will definitely try to introduce it in my house! Always wanted to beat a log and get presents afterwards.
Who brings Christmas presents in your house?