GLOBAL NA­TIV­ITY

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A clas­sic na­tiv­ity scene is pop­u­lar in the UK, but dif­fer­ent coun­tries of­ten have their own ver­sion. In Poland they’re called szopki and fea­ture the his­tor­i­cal build­ings of Krakow as a back­drop for the na­tiv­ity. They’re made from pa­per or card cov­ered in jewel-bright foil. In Hun­gary, a sim­i­lar tra­di­tion, called betle­he­mezés, in­volves school­child­ren car­ry­ing por­ta­ble folk-art na­tiv­ity scenes door-todoor and chant­ing tra­di­tional texts, while in Aus­tralia, na­tive an­i­mals, such as kan­ga­roos and koalas, can fea­ture. Pol­ish painted metal na­tiv­ity scenes, from £15 to £125, The Raj Tent

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