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13 unique Nativities from around the world

13 unique Nativities from around the world

(Courtesy of Deseret Book)



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December is the best time of the year. Snow, hot cocoa, mistletoe and so much more seem to enhance the beauty of the season. And while Christmas traditions may differ from nation to nation, one thing stays the same: the Nativity.

Take a look at 13 unique Nativities from around the globe. Each one embodies a sacred reverence and remembrance for that silent night. Which is your favorite?

Austria & Czech Republic

This breathtaking Nativity was inspired by the weathered surfaces of stone found in cities such as Vienna and Prague.

Congo

Made with a banana fiber umbrella, this Nativity comes from the Congo.

Haiti

A 17-inch tall rendering of a large stable, this Nativity comes from Haiti.

Ireland

This compelling Nativity is based on the carved stonework found throughout much of Ireland.

Japan

This handmade, hand-painted Nativity comes from Japan.

Kenya

This brightly colored and original Kenyan Nativity is made entirely from Shuka Masai fabric.

Mexico

This Nativity, made in a tin case, highlights the bright colors of Mexican culture.

Nepal

This original, corn-husk Nativity comes from the mountains of Nepal.

Philippines

These Nativity figurines from the Philippines are made from Abaca fiber set in cloth dress.

Rwanda

This beautiful one-piece Nativity is carved out of Jacaranda wood and reflects Rwandan culture.

Thailand

The metallic and stunning Nativity reflects the vibrant culture of Thailand.

Tibet

This soft, comforting Nativity from Tibet is made entirely of felt.

United States

This new Nativity was inspired by the work of LDS painter Greg Olsen.

As Christmas Day draws nearer, help your family remember the reason for the season with the Nativity. If you want a unique Nativity for your home from this list or another country, browse through Deseret Book's Nativities.

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