World Nativity Traditions
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11
The World Nativity collection of the Marian Library - International Marian Research Institute includes thousands of nativities from around the world. A variety of local customs and traditions depicting the story of Christ's birth and presence are represented. These crèches are expressions of how Christianity has shaped the culture and faith of people all over the world.