Welcome to the "Association of Friends of the Caganer" website!

We are an association of collectors of the "caganer" figurine, a traditional character from popular Catalan culture. The association was founded in 1990 and now have more than 70 members from Spain, Belgium, Germany, the United States and Japan.

We are dedicated to preserving and promoting the cultural importance of this tradition.

Our website was inaugurated on 2002 at our annual dinner. Our aim is to regularly include information about Caganers, about our exhibitions, our "Caganofil" bulletin and our awards, "the Caganer of the year". More detailed information can be found in our Catalan version of the page. But don't hesitate to contact us by email at info@amicsdelcaganer.cat with your questions or remarks.

On the other side, if you wish to become member of our Association, please look at the form at Membership association.

For now, the following article "Caganers in America – A Personal Perspective" by Northern Michigan artist (and Association member) Daniel Lisuk will give you a little insight into our beloved figurine.

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in the caganer! We hope you will visit us again!


Translator's note: The word caganer literally translates to "defecator" or "shitter". However, since the caganer character is not native to an English-speaking culture, the translation seems undignified for such a beloved tradition. Thus the name caganer will remain as is in these English texts.