The nativity scene, which will remain open until January 5, follows the narrative thread of the evangelical scenes, to which it joins a traditional and landscape vision such as the urban environment of an old market or the rural environment of cultivated fields and livestock
The regional president emphasizes that "the nativity scene is the Region of Murcia because, in addition to its undeniable religious, traditional or family component, it is a sign of identity that we proudly carry"
The president of the Community, Fernando López Miras, inaugurated today in the church of San Esteban, recently recovered after its restoration, the traditional nativity scene made by the Association of Belenistas of Fuente Álamo and that will remain open to the public until January 5.
A "monumental nativity scene", in the words of the head of the regional Executive, who stressed that "although its scenes are those of a Jewish city of two thousand years ago, the essence of the Region of Murcia is present throughout the whole nativity scene" .
"The nativity scene is Region of Murcia because, in addition to its undeniable religious, traditional or family component, it is a hallmark that we carry with pride," said López Miras.
Almost all the localities of the Region have an association dedicated to the promotion and conservation of this entrenched custom, among which the Association of Belenistas of Fuente Álamo stands out.
Since its birth in 2007, it has been constantly increasing its activity, which is not only limited to the preparation and provision of nativity scenes on Christmas dates, but also includes meetings, meetings or workshops, as well as participation in congresses and activities in any corner of Spain.
The nativity scene installed in the church of San Esteban follows, as is traditional, the narrative thread of the evangelical scenes, which joins a traditional vision and landscape as the urban environment of an old market between the houses of a village or the rural environment , next to cultivated fields, pastures for cattle and palm trees so typical of the Holy Land.
The opening ceremony was enlivened with Christmas carols and traditional songs performed by the Immaculate Choir of the Parish of San Agustín Ferre de Fuente Álamo.
The nativity scene will be open to the public until January 5, from Monday to Friday (from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (from 11:00 a.m. at 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.).