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!


  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.


  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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