Away in a manger

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Apart from the Christmas tree and Santa Claus, the nativity scene is one of the most significant aspects of the Yuletide celebrations. Derived from the Latin word ‘nativus’, nativity means ‘arisen by birth’ and depicts the birth of Jesus. The depiction is usually done in various forms — live re-enactment, models, carvings and even ceramics — at churches, chapels, schools and public places. Here’s a visual tour

Apart from the Christmas tree and Santa Claus, the nativity scene is one of the most significant aspects of the Yuletide celebrations. Derived from the Latin word ‘nativus’, nativity means ‘arisen by birth’ and depicts the birth of Jesus. The depiction is usually done in various forms — live re-enactment, models, carvings and even ceramics — at churches, chapels, schools and public places. Here’s a visual tour