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Category: Catalan Traditions

SANT MEDIR: BARCELONA’S SAINT OF SWEETS

Every March, Barcelonians celebrate Sant Medir by holding parades through the streets and throwing candy to the children. But who is Sant Medir and why is he celebrated? In the […]

L’ARBRE DELS NASSOS / THE TREE OF NOSES

As we mentioned in our story, “L’Home dels Nassos,” the origin of the “Man of Noses” comes from L’Arbre dels Nassos (“Tree of Noses”). The legend of the tree is […]

L’HOME DELS NASSOS

There’s a man of Catalan myth and legend that has children around Catalonia eager to spot him on New Year’s Eve. The story, as parents tell it, is that this […]

EL CAGANER

One of the most frequent questions in my house back home was, “Did you have a good poop today?” (Sorry for putting that out there, guys.) This aspect of my […]

El TIÓ DE NADAL / CAGA TIÓ

Christmas time is here, which means, for people living in Barcelona, it’s time to bring out the Catalan Christmas traditions. If you happen to visit the Mercat de Santa Llúcia, […]