El tió

Posted on November 13th, 2010 by Valerie

460px-Cagatio And for those of you who have requested a post about that other Catalan Christmas tradition, the Tió: go here – you get all the other Spanish Christmas stuff too. Go here for Part 2 and here for Part 3.

By the way: it’s tió (teeOH) meaning log,  not tío (as in uncle /guy’ – which is Castilian anyway, not Catalan).

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4 Responses to “El tió”

  1. Ella Says:

    another amazing post!

    I´ve shown some of my students your post about “Caganers” and they love it!

    One thing I don´t like about language text books is that the topics can be boring
    and unrelated to the students lives, which is why I look for articles on the internet
    which are related to the student´s personal interests and simplify them.

    Your posts are perfect for Catalan students; they love reading about Catalan
    traditions from an English point of view.

    I have an idea and I´m going to email Valerie!

    Ella

  2. Julia Savage Says:

    Thanks Valerie for your post on Caganers/Tios. It’s nice to’ Dot the ‘I’s’ and cross the ‘T’s’ of Catalan traditions.

    You and Theresa always write about real life and that makes your articles so interesting.

    Julia

  3. Valerie Says:

    Thanks Ella and Julia for your kind words.

  4. Michael Douglas Bosc Says:

    I think the paella story is enjoyable as well as informative, see husbands do take care of their wives. lol As you may have noticed I do not always comment but I do enjoy the site. Long may it continue.

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