Nativity Set

Relationship: Im/migrant
Nativity Set- Scene 1
Nativity Set- Scene 1

The “Stable in Bethlehem” is a really important scene in the Bible. In this scene, Jesus is born and this is very meaningful to Christians because Jesus is their savior. The word nativity means "arisen by birth." Nativities are art, models, carvings, or live demonstrations that represent the night of Jesus' birth. These scenes usually have the same elements: the Christ child (Jesus) in a manger, the Virgin Mary (Jesus’ mother), his father Joseph, shepherds, angels, animals, the three wise men, and some grass and sand for the background.
This Nativity Scene is part of my family’s Christmas decorations. When my sisters and I were little, we used to have a Nativity Scene with big,  green, and scary figures. We always complained about how we didn’t like them so my parents decided to buy a new one. When we immigrated to the United States we brought the Nativity Scene with us because we didn’t want to leave all the good memories behind. Every year we have so much fun setting it up, trying to come up with new and better ideas.
 A family tradition is that every Christmas when we go to Spain, we get a new figure so the Nativity Scene keeps getting bigger and bigger and it gets harder and harder to set it up. My whole family has one. Even my grandmother, and it’s really big, it even has a sky and mountains. She is really religious, so every Christmas we gather around the Nativity Set, sing Christmas carols and pray. 

I will keep doing this for the rest of my life and will never forget all the fun times I have had with my family’s Nativity Scene.

Place(s): Spain, Rye, Bethlehem
Year: 2017

– GS

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