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Christmas

A very particular celebration held during Christmas time is Cagatió. On Christmas Eve, after children have fed him and taken care of him for a few weeks, it’s time to beat the Tió, a magic log that children and any adults that want to join hit with sticks while singing a traditional song. If we have behaved well during the year, Tió will poo sweets and presents, but if not, we might get coal or may not get any presents at all. Usually, the festival brings the family together in a joyful and cosy atmosphere. Another widespread tradition is to say the Christmas poem standing on a chair. The youngest ones are the chosen to recite in front of the rest of the family. The typical Christmas Day meal consists of escudella i carn d’olla (‘Christmas broth and stew’) and roast chicken. As a dessert, you cannot miss turrons and neules.

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