is a figurine (often of celebrities or politicians), in the squat position with its trousers round its ankles, doing a number two
The exact origin of the Caganer
is unknown, but dates back to the 18th century.
4- Catalogne Le Caganer
est un petit bonhomme qui pose tranquillement sa peche au milieu de la scene de la nativite.
(the defecator) a traditional Catalan character, is the strangest gift to look out for and can be found in nativity scenes squatting with his trousers down at Barcelona's Christmas market.
The Caganer is a popular nativity set figurine found in the Catalan cultures of southern France, the Balearic Islands, southern Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Apparently the Caganer is always placed far away from the baby Jesus, but its meaning is shrouded in mystery.
The ceramic caganer
statuettes show affectionate disrespect for famous personalities and are sold in Catalonia.
Every Spanish town has an intricate nativity scene, and one way to keep children entertained for a while is to get them to spot el caganer
- the unfortunate figure in the tableau who has been taken with an urgent need to use the toilet.