Spain is a catholic country, therefore the real meaning of Christmas is present throughout the fiesta, although over the years it has started to become more commercialised. One thing you will notice traveling around the island are the beautiful nativity scenes in all of the villages. The most well known on the island that attracts many visitors is the scene in the village of Yaiza. Probably one of the biggest and the one that the most time an effort is taken. The model depicts the story of advent but with a backdrop of different areas of the island. As Christmas approaches the three kings and shepherds move closer to the cave where the figures of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus are. By the 6th of January they are all present.
Visitors are encouraged to seek the figurine of a young man defecating, as it is considered good luck to spot him. You can also throw some coins in the water for double luck.