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Dec 8th, 2014, 08:06 PM
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Caganers

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In Catalunya, the part of Spain that includes Barcelona, people give caganers as gifts. The translation is little shi--ers. These figurines are usually public figures. So if you are there for Christmas, this would make a most unusual souvenir or gift.

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Dec 8th, 2014, 08:19 PM
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There is so much to be learned from travel.
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Dec 8th, 2014, 08:38 PM
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I take it you haven't been to Fallas in Valencia... The love to skewer public figures. This is typical throughout Spain, including Cataluyna.
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Dec 8th, 2014, 08:56 PM
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I have not been to Fallas, but Robert have you seen caganers in areas other than Catalunya?
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Dec 9th, 2014, 02:42 AM
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Dec 9th, 2014, 04:11 AM
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IMD, if I recall these caganers are often included in crèche arrangements.
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Dec 9th, 2014, 06:13 AM
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There are a couple buried in the accompanying images.
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Dec 9th, 2014, 10:13 AM
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I've only seen them in Valencia and French Catalunya at Christmas time, where it is a long standing tradition. And yes, they are found in crèches, usually off to the side.
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Dec 9th, 2014, 10:56 AM
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They are not a "long standing tradition in French Catalunya". It is only 2 years ago that a Catalan company started to make them specifically for the French market and to export them. Right now there are only 2 shops selling them in Perpignan and the choice is limited. When we want one, we go to Figueres
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Dec 9th, 2014, 02:29 PM
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That's a long way to go for a little caganer!
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Dec 9th, 2014, 02:42 PM
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I recently saw them on a travel program. I did not realize they also had a little deposit behind them. I'll look for them this June in Valencia.
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Dec 9th, 2014, 03:24 PM
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They are usually harder to find out of season. Unlike other Christmas trinkets, I know of no Caganer Market.
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Dec 9th, 2014, 11:33 PM
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"That's a long way to go for a little caganer!"
A little over half an hour by car !
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Dec 10th, 2014, 12:08 AM
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Spent almost an hour to see if I could find anyone i personally know or have met including IMDonehere among the figurines, to no avail.

Do you know if they will make dolls from photographs we can send them?
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Dec 10th, 2014, 06:29 AM
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For the benefit of the world, my Caganer is not to be found on the page of images. As far as making a doll from the photographs, I think your wife might be concerned on many levels.
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Dec 10th, 2014, 06:18 PM
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More Catalan crap.
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