There are soooo many photos in this post because I simply couldn’t choose! Did you notice all those little logs with a red hat? They are actually a HUGE Catalan tradition! It’s called the “Caga Tio” and it begins with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8). One gives the tio a little bit to “eat” every night and usually covers him with a blanket so that he will not be cold. The story goes that in the days preceding Christmas, children must take good care of the log, keeping it warm and feeding it, so that it will poop presents on Christmas Day! How cute is that? There is even a little song that goes a long with it! There are Caga Tio’s all over the city and I giggle every time we see one 🙂
I couldn’t contain myself with my camera and the beauty of this market! It’s a tradition here in Barcelona and it’s been around for 230 years! Europe contains so much rich history simply because of it’s old age. I love it. It’s magical. I even made a video and if you want to watch it you can see it here!
I thought that this Christmas season would be hard being away from family and our usual traditions but this new home has surprised me! Thankfully we feel right at home with the warmth of the Spanish people and goodness of the other IESE students and partners. We’ll see if that good attitude holds till Christmas 😉