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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?

    Lluis Gene / AFP / Getty Images
    Anti-Catholic propaganda.
    A Christmas tradition.
    An offensive souvenir.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.
    Some kind of chocolate.
    Some kind of seafood.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    HOME
    A kid's cartoon character
    A candy mascot
    A racist poster
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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
    It's a racist thing.
    It's a sex thing.
    It's a religious thing.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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
    A place
    A character
    Actual faeces
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.
    A college party.
    A religious event.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    Change.org
    Tofu
    Chorizo
    Chocolate
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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
    Historic artefacts
    Novelty souvenirs
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's novelty souvenirs!

    Dick bottle-openers, because why not?

    It's novelty souvenirs!
    Via imgur.com

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