Monday, December 24, 2012

5 Fucked Up Holiday Traditions From Around the World

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One of the best—and most fucked up—Spanish traditions is the placing of a caganer in the Nativity scenes in Catalan homes. Nestled amid the more traditional figures in the Nativity scene—Joseph, Mary, shepherds, the Wise Men—the caganer is the one that Spanish children love trying to find. What exactly is a caganer? Oh, nothing. Just a little guy taking a shit. That's right! It's tradition to put a defecating statue right near the baby Jesus' head.

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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