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Do You Actually Know Anything About Spanish Culture?

Test your knowledge with these random, weird things.

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  1. What the hell is this?

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    Anti-Catholic propaganda.
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    A Christmas tradition.
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    An offensive souvenir.
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    It's a Christmas tradition!

    Nativity scenes are a big part of Spanish Christmas celebrations, and in Catalonia and Valencia they have a special twist - "El Caganer", or "the man who poos". Traditionally, this figure was a farmer, but it's now popular to have famous people and other prominent figures as the pooper.

  2. What are these?

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    Some kind of animal foot.
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    Some kind of chocolate.
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    Some kind of seafood.
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    It's a kind of seafood!

    It's called "percebes". Typically from Galicia, it's considered quite a luxury in Spain.

  3. What is this?

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    A kid's cartoon character
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    A candy mascot
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    A racist poster
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    It's a candy mascot!

    Spain, wyd?

    It's a candy mascot!
    Via HOME
  4. What is happening here?

    Tourism of León / Via leon.es
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    It's a racist thing.
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    It's a sex thing.
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    It's a religious thing.
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    It's a religious thing!

    No, it's not the KKK. This is a traditional costume that some people wear in Holy Week as a symbol of penitence - they are called “nazarenos”.

  5. What will this search reveal in Spain?

    Google
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    A place
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    A character
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    Actual faeces
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    It's a place!

    Yes, Poo is a place in northern Spain.

    It's a place!
  6. What's happening here?

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    An annual celebration.
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    A college party.
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    A religious event.
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    It's an annual celebration!

    This is called “calçotada” and it’s a tradition in Catalonia. The thing they're eating is a long onion that they dip in romesco sauce.

  7. What could this petition be about?

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    Tofu
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    Chorizo
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    Chocolate
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    It's chorizo!

    Spanish people feel very strongly about this.

    It's chorizo!
    Via Change.org
  8. What are these?

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    Some kind of food
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    Historic artefacts
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    Novelty souvenirs
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    It's novelty souvenirs!

    Dick bottle-openers, because why not?

    It's novelty souvenirs!
    Via imgur.com
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