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Living nativity scene

The tradition of the live animals crib dates back to 1223, when in the Italian town of Greccio, St. Francis decided to recreate the atmosphere of the birth of Christ. With the Pope’s consent, he prepared a manger, hay, and brought in an ox and a donkey. In 1992, the Franciscans from the Krakow seminary organized the first crib of this kind in Poland. In Pińczów, a live nativity scene can be seen for the second time in the Franciscan monastery. It is very popular among the inhabitants, and carol singing at the nativity scene is an attraction not only for children.