Guatemalan Nacimientos or Nativity Scenes

Guatemalan Nativity Scene

During early December, in Guatemala people begin putting up their Nacimientos (Nativity Scenes); a tradition that was brought to Guatemala by Santo Hermano Pedro de Betancourt and then spread to the rest of American continent.

One important aspect of nacimientos is that baby Jesus is missing from the scene since his actual birthday is on December 25th. In the mean time, Marí­a and José begin asking posada, the quest of shelter; these celebrations are known in Guatemala as Posadas.

Don’t you wish you can have one these adorable Guatemalan nacimientos in your own home for Christmas?

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