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Spanish Christmas tradition features feces of the famous

Statuettes (called caganers) of well-known people defecating are a strong Christmas tradition in Catalonia, Spain dating back to the 18th century as Catalonians hide them in Christmas Nativity scenes and invite friends to find them. The figures symbolize fertilization, hope and prosperity for the coming year.

See more caganers below and more on this interesting tradition here.

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Michael Jackson

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Spongebob Squarepants

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Albert Einstein

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Elvis Presley

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Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

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Ceramic figurines of Pope Benedict XVI called caganers on November 17, 2010.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

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