Caga Tió – Catalan Tio de Nadal custom

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  This is quite possibly the strangest custom I’ve come across in Barcelona, Catalunya. The Catalan people have a Tió de Nadal in their house at Christmas. It is literally just a log. They feed it , then beat it with sticks on Christmas day until it shits presents, singing; caga tió, caga torró, avellanes i mató, si no cagues …