Eight amazing facts about Christmas in Spain

Eight amazing facts about Christmas in Spain
Meet Tió de Nadal, a jolly Christmas log Catalan kids bash with a stick and shout at to defecate in order to get their presents on the 25th. Photo: Josep Ma. Rosell
Thought you knew about Christmas in Spain? Think again. From Catalonia's crapping log to the Basque Country's very own version of Santa Claus, The Local takes you on a guide to the weird and wonderful world of Spanish Christmas.

Why are only orphans allowed to call out the winning numbers in Spain's Christmas lottery?

Which very famous person claimed recently that the Three Wise Men are actually Spanish?

And why did children in the southern city of Algeciras drag tins around behind them on January 5th?

Find out the answers to these questions and other Spanish Christmas mysteries in The Local's list of things you didn't know about Christmas in Spain.

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