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The Great Defecator

No és broma!! El caganer ja és internacional! A partir d’ara, tot el món el coneix com The Great Defecator!! Això és bàsicament gràcies a la globalització, que porta el bo i millor de cada país arreu del planeta! A partir d’ara, Catalunya no serà només coneguda pel Ronaldinho, sinó que també ho serà per aquesta entranyable figura que any rera any ocupa els nostres pessebres, i ens manté entretinguts, mentre el busquem!!

Impossible avui, deixar de linkar la gran web dels Amics del Caganer, on hi podreu trobar els nous caganers que surten cada any, així com curiositats,  o fins i tot els personatges premiats amb el títol de Caganer de l’any. I ja posats, torno a recordar la millor pàgina web del món… la web de les cagarrines!

Bé, tal i com deia, dedico aquest post a recopilar tots els mitjans internacionals on ha aparegut… si voleu llegir la noticia, clickeu els links!

BBC: In Catalunya there’s a surprising addition to the Nativity scenes: el caganer, which means, for want of a more offensive translation, the defecating shepherd. What’s more, this scatological streak extends to a peculiarly-shaped local cake, la tifa, with sugar flies to top it all off!

Mail & Guardian Online: Recent “caganer” statuettes, known as caganers and placed in nativity scenes, included King Juan Carlos as well as heir to the Spanish throne, Prince Felipe, and his beautiful wife, Princess Letizia.

Fox News: Yet 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.

All Headline News: The statuettes of “El Caganer,” known as the great defecator in the Catalan language, can be seen on the mantelpieces of collectors, throughout Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region.

ABC: “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.

Rundtownnews: His name is “Caganer” which is a little too rude to translate literally but loosely translated means; ‘Defecator’. This little figure was added to the traditional Belen by the Catalans in the late 18th century and has been adopted and become a popular figure all over Spain.

NBC: Nativity “Caganer” figurines of Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and opposition party leader Mariano Rajoy are displayed at a Christmas market in Barcelona. While the traditional caganer is a red-capped peasant, more modern renditions have gained in popularity.

Metro, UK: What’s the most prized figure in an average nativity scene – a wise man, a donkey, perhaps a shepherd? Well in certain parts of Spain the one character no self-respecting manger would be without is “El Caganer” or “The Crapper”.

Washington Post: While the traditional caganer is a red-capped peasant, more modern renditions have gained popularity in recent years.

Pulse of the Twin Cities: It’s a popular tradition in Catalonia to include a figure in a manger scene called the Caganer, a merry little fellow made of clay who is squatting in a dark corner and, well, relieving himself.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: This figurine is known as “El Caganer” or “The Defecator”. And you wonder why Spain isn’t a global power.