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Christmas in Naples

Japan With Kids - Forums: Suggest a Main Topic: Christmas in Naples
By Caterina Yajima on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 1:55 am:

Have you ever been in Italy in Christmas time?
We love December, because it is so funny and warm (even if temperature is low!!) and in Naples, my lovely town, we display Christmas Crib, in italian called "PRESEPIO": a handmade miniature of Jesus Christ birthplace!
In Naples, we start to display this miniature, lighted by small bulbes, on Dec. 8th. Then, on Dec. 24th, we put newborn Jesus's figure between Mary and Joseph. Display will be restored on Jan 6th when, from far countries, guided by a star, three kings come to give a gift to Jesus.
It is a romantic and suggestive tradition and in every house all family members participate to this event.
I thought to introduce this tradition also here in Japan and I brought with me several Presepio designs and figures.
For details open my website:
http://italiamia.tripod.com


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