Friday, December 12, 2014
Watch out Santa Clause, El Tió de Nadal is giving you some competition! Sure, Santa Clause is a great Christmas tradition, a magical way for children to receive presents. But El Tió de Nadal delivers presents as well - and produces them himself! So, children now have a choice.....
Which experience would you rather have?
|SANTA - (photo: turner.com)|
|EL TIO DE NADAL - (Photo: parabebes.com)|
El Tió de Nadal (or roughly translated as "Christmas log") is a character in Catalan mythology and a widespread Christmas tradition in Spanish and Menorcan homes. He is also affectionately known as Caga Tió (or "poop log") for reasons that will soon become apparent.... (cliff hanger).....
|Tió de Nadal (menorca-live.com)|
|Feeding - (photo: awesomoff.com)|
But El Tió de Nadal's days of comfort end on December 24th when he is beaten with sticks!
|Beating - (photo: welcome-to-barcelona.com)|
|Beating and Singing - (photo: bing.com)|
|Looking and Retrieving (photo: bing.com)|
While everyone is enjoying their gifts from El Tió de Nadal, he is burned for warmth!
El Tió do Nadal is no longer just popular in Spain and Menorca. He has now made his way to the FPAN Northeast Office! Excitement abounds as we anticipate the arrival of our gifts.....
|Office Feeding (photo: by R. Boggs)|
|Practice Beating for the Big Day (Photo: R. Boggs)|