Christmas is Near! Vatican Reveals Origin of Christmas Tree and Nativity which will be Inaugurated in Early December
The Vatican has revealed the location of origin for this year's Christmas tree and Nativity scene. The inauguration ceremony for the Christmas tree and Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square will take place on December 3rd at 5:00 PM Rome time.The ceremony will be presided over by the President of the Governorate of the Vatican City State, Cardinal Fernando Vérgez.
The tree will be a nearly 100-foot tall white spruce from Rosell, a small mountain town in central Italy with only 182 inhabitants.
The Nativity scene will come from Sutrio, a small village near Venice, and is made entirely of hand-carved wood. There will also be a Nativity scene offered by the government of Guatemala in the Paul VI Audience Hall. It depicts the Holy Family and three angels, and is made by Guatemalan artisans with large colorful fabrics and wooden statues. The tree and Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square will be on display until January 8th.
Edited from Romereports