Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve!

So tonight I get to transform into a Catalan and fully experience the "Caga Tió" Christmas tradition.  What does that mean?

It means I get to hit this little guy
(also known as "Caga Tió", which actually translates to "Poop log") until he "poops" out my presents.  Think I'm kidding? I'm not.  Carles grew up doing this his entire life along with all the other Catalan families.  Traditionally, when you are a kid the Caga Tió appears in your house about a month before Christmas and you have to feed him each day (because the more you feed him, the more presents he will poop out for you!).  However, because there are no small children in Carles' family, his mom just set up this Tió (pictured above) for me so I get to experience the true Catalan Christmas! 

Needless to say.. Wish me luck! And stay tuned.. I will most definitely give you an update of my Caga Tió experience within the next few days!  Happy Holidays everyone! Xoxo

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