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The Reason for the Season …

Angels, Nativities and Religious Figures
Nativity, a synonym of birth
Nativity Scene, a group of figures arranged to represent the birth of Jesus Christ
Crib,
a Nativity scene in Italy
Creche,
a Natvity scene in France

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The Nativity scene is said to have originated with St. Francis of Assisi when he constructed a manger scene in a cave in the town of Greccio in 1223. Tradition holds that he led Christmas Eve mass there and organized a nativity pageant.
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The crib is the most important focus of celebrations during the Christmas season in Italy. Each church displays a nativity as do many town , stores, public areas and private homes. The Christmas cribs may be quite elaborate or very simple. Families usually set up a Chrismtmas crib in their home on December 8, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. A family might add a new piece or two to its display each year.
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While Mary, Joseph, shephards, animals, and magi may become part of the scene on December 8, Baby Jesus usually is not placed in the manger until December 26.
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Epiphany,January 6; a Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as representated by the Magi.Epiphany, January 6, is an important celebratation day for Italians. A family’s crib remains the focus of a home’s festivities until that day.

 

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