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In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene (also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche ( or ), or in Italian presepio or presepe, or Bethlehem) is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus. While the term "nativity scene" may be used of any representation of the very common subject of the Nativity of Jesus in art, it has a more specialized sense referring to seasonal displays, either using model figures in a setting or reenactments called "living nativity scenes" (tableau vivant) in which real humans and animals participate. Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother, Mary, and her husband, Joseph. Other characters from the nativity story, such as shepherds, sheep, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave) intended to accommodate farm animals, as described in the Gospel of Luke. A donkey and an ox are typically depicted in the scene, and the Magi and their camels, described in the Gospel of Matthew, are also included. Many also include a representation of the Star of Bethlehem. Several cultures add other characters and objects that may or may not be Biblical. Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first live nativity scene in 1223 in order to cultivate the worship of Christ. He himself had recently been inspired by his visit to the Holy Land, where he'd been shown Jesus's traditional birthplace. The scene's popularity inspired communities throughout Christian countries to stage similar exhibitions. Distinctive nativity scenes and traditions have been created around the world, and are displayed during the Christmas season in churches, homes, shopping malls, and other venues, and occasionally on public lands and in public buildings. Nativity scenes have not escaped controversy, and in the United States of America their inclusion on public lands or in public buildings has provoked court challenges.

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Article Snippet :traditions of nativity scenes emerged in different countries. Hand-painted santons are popular in Provence. In southern Germany, Austria and Trentino-Alto
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Article Snippet :Elsene, Belgium The Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium The Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain de Liège [fr] (MAMAC), Belgium The Museum of Fine Arts
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Article Snippet :26 June 2018. "Roma confirm Santon, Zaniolo". Football Italia. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018. "Roma confirm Santon, Zaniolo". Football Italia.
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Article Snippet :1242/jeb.065540. PMID 22323196. Caro, T; Fogg, E; Stephens-Collins, T; Santon, M; How, M. J. (2023). "Why don't horseflies land on zebras?". Journal of
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Article Snippet :feelings of equality, religious and racial tolerance, courtly love, Romanesque art and the emergence of class consciousness. — Joan-Pere Pujol , Théorie de
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Article Snippet : Rakoncaj was a member of the 1983 Italian expedition led by Francesco Santon, which made the second successful ascent of the North Ridge (31 July 1983)
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Article Snippet :War II. Guest cast: Karen Steele, John van Dreelen, John Banner, Penny Santon, Roger Til, Dale Van Sickel 83 13 "The Affairs of Adam Gallante" Irving
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Article Snippet :law and economics. The computer software industry. The manufacture of santons, traditional hand-crafted figurines, often associated with provencal Christmas
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Article Snippet :were involved in cardmaking). Another local tradition is the making of santons, small hand-crafted figurines for the traditional Provençal Christmas creche
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Article Snippet :Guardian. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2014. "Santon in Sud Africa Pazzini resta fuori" [Santon in South Africa Pazzini remains excluded] (in Italian)

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