• Tue, Dec 21 2010

Daily WTF: Spain’s Giant Pooping Elf Statue

If you’re going to build a large shopping center, it’s pretty standard that there will be a large space for events and celebratory decorations. In America, we customarily fill these spaces with live men in Santa Claus suits so as to extract as much money from beleaguered parents as possible. But in this Catalonian shopping center in Spain, they take a different approach.

According to Buzzfeed, this is a Cagnar statue. The Caganar figure is often found in nativity scenes and represents fertilizing of the earth.  But I’d like to think of him as a literal embodiment of what it’s like to be in a mall at Christmas time.

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  • Pablo

    Actually, it’s “caganer”. Here in this particular region in Spain, it’s a tradition to include this action figure (lol) in the Christmas scenes.

    it’s not an idea they just had in this Catalonian shopping center in Spain. It’s all over here in Catalonia, it’s tradition, and yeah, it’s kinda gross.