No Christmas in Catalan nation and not using a dwelling nativity scene (the well-known pessebres), with out tio for a number of years, with out caganer among the many collectible figurines.
To grasp Christmas traditions in Catalan nation, we went, for these micro-trips to fulfill those that make them reside or who know them greatest.
The science of Jacques Deloncle, former curator of the Casa Païral (museum of standard arts and traditions of Perpignan), or of the daddy of Joseph Marty, historian of the diocese, college and theologian, tells us in regards to the origins.
The testimonies of Séverine Batlle, trainer on the Arrels faculty and Jean-Luc Cambacédes, final vendor of santons within the Pyrénées-Orientales, inform us in regards to the tio, the caganer and the santons. The collectible figurines discovered within the nursery in diorama of the Sant-Vicens workshop at Claire Bauby.
And eventually, how to not evoke within the firm of Virginie Barre (the daughter of the late Jordi) and Martine Rolland (of the Cantarelles de Sant Andreu) the nonetheless alive custom of pessebre.
Completely satisfied travels and joyful holidays!