Thursday, 10 January 2013

Catholic Tradition to Build Nativity Scenes - from a Vilanova Perspective

For the fifth year in a row, our family has stuck to our new Christmas traditions and visited the exhibition of nativity scenes (pessebres) and other dioramas here in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona, Catalonia).

My favourite work this time was the seaside inspired motif where the town and harbour of Vilanova i la Geltrú has clearly served as inspiration. Next to it there was a big diorama showing the main square of a typical Catalan town - including balconies decorated with flags demanding independence for Catalonia: "In"-"Indep"-"Independència"-"Ja!"

This exhibition is free of charge and until January 17 it can be found at the Associació Pessebrista (C/ Cabanyes, 17): Monday-Saturday: 19.00-20.30; Sundays and holidays: 12.00-14.00 and 18.00-20.30).

Find here my earlier posts about the Cristmas Crib tradition in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona, Catalonia):

2012 - Catalan Nativity Scenes in Vilanova i la Geltrú - Chirstmas 2011
2010 - Catalan Nativity Scenes – Christmas 2010
2010 - Vilanova and Penedès Inspired Cribs – Christmas 2009
2010 - Church Does Not Object to Pooping in Catalans Christmas Cribs
2009 - ENG: Christmas Cribs with Catalan References – Christmas 2008
2007 - So much to learn - Christmas 2007

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