This handmade nativity scene, the biggest in Galicia, has some 4,500 figures. Every yr, this nativity scene opinions probably the most excellent occasions of the yr. The Russian invasion in Ukraine or the burial of Queen Elizabeth II are among the novelties
The Artisan Nativity Scene in Movement of Valga (Pontevedra) is among the most excellent Christmas compositions in Galicia. Every Christmas, new figures are included into this well-known nativity scene. The mayor of Vigo, Abel Caballero, or the Tanxugueiras are among the novelties this yr.
Because this nativity scene, along with representing the everyday start of the Child Jesus, additionally opinions probably the most excellent occasions of the final twelve months. On this event, the burial of Queen Elizabeth II and the switch of energy to her son, Charles III of England, couldn’t be lacking.
Nor was the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, with a constructing destroyed by bombs and Ukrainians fleeing the nation. Or the burning Galician forests in what has been a black summer time with the largest fires since there are information.
Representation of the conflict in Ukraine within the Bethlehem of Valga.NIUS
The Valga nativity scene additionally refers to Christmas in Vigo and its Ferris wheel. And additionally to its mayor, Abel Caballero, who’s positioned dancing ‘break dance’ throughout the presentation of O Marisquiño, recalling the humorous second that passed off final August on the opening of the O Marisquiño competition.
Another of probably the most commented occasions of the yr was the participation of the Tanxugueiras within the Benidorm Fest. The three ‘tambourine gamers’ are additionally represented within the nativity scene.
A nativity scene that started to be constructed 28 years in the past
María Dolores Silva is among the individuals who collaborates with this handmade nativity scene, which could be visited at no cost in a modest place situated within the parish of Campaña, within the municipality of Valga (Pontevedra).
“28 years in the past we began constructing it and each Christmas that passes it will increase as a result of we make new figures. Right now it could have about 4,500 ”, he affirms.
The Valga nativity scene has a whole lot of collectible figurines.NIUS
The ‘Amigos do Belén’ Association is in command of organising the set up. There are 33 individuals who begin working within the month of September to manually make the figures and incorporate them into the start.
“It is a laborious course of. We use newspaper, wire and paints to make the figures, however you additionally need to deal with the lighting and the motion”, he explains. Because this nativity scene doesn’t surrender know-how, transferring its figures and simulating meteorological results akin to snowfall and storms.
Funeral of Isabel II represented within the Bethlehem of Valga.NIUS
Along with probably the most present characters seem the Three Wise Men and the peasants who signify the everyday trades. It additionally has landscapes and scenes that signify customs of rural Galicia, such because the slaughter of pigs or the milking of cows.
From December 4 to January 8
The Valga Bethlehem opened to the general public this Sunday, December 4, and could be visited till January 8, 2023.
Representation of Charles III of England within the Bethlehem of Valga.NIUS
It opens from Monday to Friday (from 5:30 p.m. to eight:30 p.m.) and on Saturdays (from 5:00 p.m. to eight:30 p.m.). For group visits exterior these hours, you’ll have to make an appointment by calling 630 95 25 15.
The Valga Nativity Scene was declared of Tourist Interest in Galicia in 1995. It is the biggest artisan nativity scene in the neighborhood, with an space of about 250 sq. meters, and yearly queues kind on the entrance, as hundreds of tourists go to it. individuals.