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Statuettes of "El Caganer," or the great defecator in the Catalan language, can be found in nativity scenes, and increasingly on the mantelpieces of collectors, throughout Spain's northeastern Catalonia region, where for centuries symbols of defecation have played an important role in Christmas festivities.

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Well, hidey-ho!!

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I saw this on Eurotrash some yaers ago. There was footage of the sh*tting log and the faeces cakes. Some nativity plays have a live sh*tter. The show interviewed the man playing that part in a nativity and showed his preparation. He had to defecate on cue.

AIUI, idioms in Catalan include faeces-related ones such as "I have many bottoms to make sh*t" rather than "I have many mouths to feed".

I don't have nativity scenes as I'm non-Christian, but if I did I would want one with the pooping peasant!

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