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"El Caganer" toys are depictions of people (famous and otherwise) pooping. They are often hidden in corners of nativity scenes at Christmastime.

One theory is that the caganer represents fertility and the fertilization of the earth which yields food for us to eat. It is a symbol of good luck and the wish for a prosperous new year and good health.

Another theory is that the caganer represents the mischief and evil that is in all of us.

Eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve is both a tradition and a superstition in Spain. Twelve grapes are eaten, one for each stroke of midnight. If done, you will have good luck the following year. If not, you will have bad luck.



There is MUCH more to discover about Spain. Read on!
  • 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.


  • 1700 - Population of Kingdom of Spain (Spanish Empire) - 7,000,000


  • 1724 - January 14 - Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne

    www.onthisday.com

  • June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

    June 1, 1779

  • 1783 - Treaty of Paris ended U.S. Revolutionary War
    Spain received Florida.

  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish Empire) - 10,541,000


  •  Spain
    The Bridge at Salamanca
    Kelly's New System of Universal Geography, 1828
    Artwork
  •  Spain
    Die Pracht-Ruine in Burgos
    Meyer's Universum or views of the Most remarkable places and objects of all countries, 1839
    Artwork
  • 1869 - Much excitement existed throughout Spain on the 21st,
    and there were many arrests of parties fomenting insurrection against the present Government. A plot for the assassination of Serrano, Prim and...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - The hair dressers' shops of Madrid are crowded with girls anxious to sell their hair - so much misery there is in Spain.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 4, 1870

  • 1870 - Ex-Queen Isabella, of Spain, has purchased a palace in Marseilles for $60,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 4, 1870

  •  Spain
    Fountain in Jativa
    Picturesque Europe : with illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent artists ([1876-1879])
    Artwork
  • News 1885 - During Saturday, 3,820 new cholera cases were reported in Spain, and 1,464 deaths, and on Sunday, 3,807 new cases and 1,364 deaths.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 8, 1885

  • 1895 - Spain
    Spain, a kingdom in the S.W. of Europe, forming the far greater part of the Spanish Peninsula, and including the Dalearic and the Canary Islands....Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Population of Spain - 18,594,000




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Spain


Spain
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The Bridge at Salamanca
Kelly's New System of Universal Geography, 1828
Artwork

Spain
Pinterest
Die Pracht-Ruine in Burgos
Meyer's Universum or views of the Most remarkable places and objects of all countries, 1839
Artwork

Spain
Pinterest
Fountain in Jativa
Picturesque Europe : with illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent artists ([1876-1879])
Artwork
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  • 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.
  • 1700 - Population of Kingdom of Spain (Spanish Empire) - 7,000,000
  • 1724 - January 14 - Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne

    www.onthisday.com
  • June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.
    June 1, 1779
  • 1783 - Treaty of Paris ended U.S. Revolutionary War
    Spain received Florida.
  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish Empire) - 10,541,000
  • 1869 - Much excitement existed throughout Spain on the 21st,
    and there were many arrests of parties fomenting insurrection against the present Government. A plot for the assassination of Serrano, Prim and... Read MORE...

  • 1870 - Ex-Queen Isabella, of Spain, has purchased a palace in Marseilles for $60,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 4, 1870
  • News  1870 - The hair dressers' shops of Madrid are crowded with girls anxious to sell their hair - so much misery there is in Spain.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 4, 1870
  • News  1885 - During Saturday, 3,820 new cholera cases were reported in Spain, and 1,464 deaths, and on Sunday, 3,807 new cases and 1,364 deaths.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 8, 1885
  • 1895 - Spain
    Spain, a kingdom in the S.W. of Europe, forming the far greater part of the Spanish Peninsula, and including the Dalearic and the Canary Islands.... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Population of Spain - 18,594,000

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